A male satin bowerbird (ptilinorhynchus violaceus) and his bower, Girraween, Qld.
A bower bird stands proudly in front of his bower. His bower that’s openly decorated with stolen property.
He’s a thief, this bird. A cunning, smart, selective thief. He only takes what he wants, but there’s no robbing from the rich to give to the poor here. This all for his own vanity. The best dancer with the prettiest bower will seduce the prettiest female. Looks is all he cares about. He isn’t going to be bothered with your feelings.
If you’ve got what he wants, look out. He’ll look at you with his beautiful violet eyes and snatch it right out from under your nose if you’re not careful!