Satin bowerbird (Ptilonorhynchus violaceus) - male. Native to Australia's southeast coast, the species, like all bowerbirds, has complex and unique courtship behaviors. Males build elaborate bowers decorated with blue ornaments from flowers to bottle caps; and females choose a mate from the quality of display. photo: Chris Chafer.
Blue Bird of Paradise. The species is approximately 30 cm long, black with a bluish-white bill, dark brown iris, grey legs, broken white eye-ring and bright blue wings. The male is adorned with violet blue and cinnamon flank plumes and two long ribbon-like tail feathers. The female has a chestnut brown below. the rare Blue Bird-of-paradise is classified as Vulnerable on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species