UNFORTUNATE ATTRACTION

SATIN BOWERBIRD, PTILONORHYNCHUS VIOLACEUS

Satin bowerbirds are attracted to blue objects in the mating season and this unfortunate female has become ensnared in a discarded blue plastic ring, possibly given to her by her mate. She is now in great distress as revealed by her foot posture.

Picnic area near Gosford, New South Wales

Canon 600D, EF-S 18–200 mm lens @ 180 mm, 1/320, f/10, ISO 200, handheld 

by Alan Burgess, South Australia