koel or Bowerbird?

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birdie
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koel or Bowerbird?

Can somebody tell me whether the black bird in these photos is a satinbowerbird or maybe a Koel?

I am not sure how to do this but from what I've read I think this is what I have to do to give you a link to my shots.

[http://www.flickr.com/photos/adriennesbeautifulbirds]
Thansk

Adrienne

birdie
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sorry that didn't work by the looks of it.
Can anyone help?

Sunshine Coast Queensland

soakes
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Try this:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/adriennesbeautifulbirds

... or a direct link to the image:

- soakes

soakes
Olinda, Victoria, Australia

Andy
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Hi Birdie,

I'm thinking that it is a male koel. This is because it has a red eye and a long tail. Satin bowerbirds have a purple-ish eye, and not such a long tail. Also, the kind of tree that the bird is in appears to be one of the koel-attracting types.

The koels are lovely birds. There are a few around my suburb.

Andy.

birdie
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Thanks for that Andy but how did you get the link there like that and how do you copy the image direct?
I just can't seem to understand the script stuff

Sunshine Coast Queensland

Andy
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Hi Birdie,

Soakes will have to tell you about that (Soakes fixed the links). I've never posted photos.

Andy.

birdie
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Sorry Andy, I didn't read the different name.
Thanks for your reply anyway. I have been learning so much about identification just from reading the forums and checking this website. Sometimes it's nice to be able to put a photo on . Mostly I used to hear the birds and not see them but for the last month I have been walking between 5 and 7am and that's a great time in my area.

I'll just try this again and see if it works

Sunshine Coast Queensland

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Sunshine Coast Queensland

birdie
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oh I just worked it out. I have to copy the image location into the brackets. Would you believe my 10 yr old daughter who never does anythng like this worked it out for me.

Sunshine Coast Queensland

raysimula
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Yes,10 year olds are very good at this stuff. Not like us oldies

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