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ABBBS Database Search: Ptilonorhynchus violaceus (Satin Bowerbird)

Scientific NamePtilonorhynchus violaceus
SPRAT DatabaseSPRAT Listing

Banding Data

Total Banded5744
First BandedFebruary 1970
Last BandedJanuary 2014

Recovery Data

Total Recoveries3831
Recovered Only Once580
Distinct Recoveries1113
Most Frequent Resighting236 times
First RecoverySeptember 1984
Last RecoveryJanuary 2014

Maximum Movement and Elapsed Time Details

Movement Maximum: 128 km
Band 08321727, banded in September 2005 at WALLABY CREEK URBENVILLE, NSW (-28 deg 30 min, 152 deg 25 min). Recovered after 3 years 10.3 months at 1215 RIVERTREE ROAD, VIA STANTHORPE, QLD (-29 deg 37 min, 152 deg 10 min) in July 2009 after moving 128 km. Recovery method: FOUND DEAD, CAUSE UNKNOWN Recovery status: WAS DEAD AND THE BAND WAS REMOVED.
Elapsed Time Average: 4 years 3.3 months Maximum: 25 years 0.5 month
Band 08249206, banded in September 1985 at WALLABY CREEK URBENVILLE, NSW (-28 deg 30 min, 152 deg 25 min). Recovered after 25 years 0.5 month at WALLABY CREEK URBENVILLE, NSW (-28 deg 30 min, 152 deg 25 min) in September 2010. Recovery method: TRAPPED IN CAGE TRAP Recovery status: WAS RELEASED ALIVE WITH THE BAND.


This database is designed to provide information on bird and bat species, banded under the auspices of the Australian Bird & Bat Banding Scheme (ABBBS) managed by the Australian Government Department of the Environment, Water, Heritage and the Arts. It has been compiled from a range of sources including information provided by banders and recoveries of banded birds and bats made by members of the public. While reasonable efforts have been made to ensure the accuracy of the information, no guarantee is given, nor responsibility taken, by the Commonwealth for its accuracy, currency or completeness. The Commonwealth does not accept any responsibility for any loss or damage that may be occasioned directly or indirectly through the use of, or reliance on, the information contained in this database. The information contained in this database does not necessarily represent the views of the Commonwealth. This database is not intended to be a complete source of information on the matters it deals with.