Those birds other people call bowerbirds (Great Bowerbird, Chlamydera nuchalis), we call them “djuwe”. If we go hunting somewhere in the savannah forest we see their bowers. They get grass and small dead branches to make their bowers. And they go collecting many bits and pieces from the ground and bring them back to decorate their bowers. The Great Bowerbird prefers to collect white and green objects like sun-bleached native snail shells.
Ngahli mayhmayh kangeyo Djuwe birrikukbele kabirringeybun bower-bird. Bu karrire baleh kore manberrk karriwarlbun karrirednan djuwe karedmarnbun kamang kundalk dja manyahyay kundulk. Dja kare kamoyhmang yehyeng nawern karrurndiwe rowk kakurrmekurrme kore kunred nuye karedmarnbun.
Size 15 x 20 cm | Medium Paper | Catalogue # 67-22 | Year 2022
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Artist Gerred Nabulwad
Gerred Nabulwad is a talented young artist who paints scenes of the birds and animals that live around Gunbalanya. He the son of Doreen Nalorlman and Nanguluwa Nabulwad.
Size 15 x 20 cm
Catalogue # 67-22