Rob Geraghty <>
Thu, 9 Oct 2008 19:00:23 -0700 (PDT)
Roosting over running water would also help mask the scent of the bird and its
droppings. As Chris says, there could be many explanations. Maybe the bird's
favourite food is more abundant near running water. If it's really a safe
place, why haven't many species sollowed the same approach?
--- On Fri, 10/10/08, Chris Sanderson <> wrote:
> of a leap of logic. Another equally plausible explanation
> is terrestrial predators might be less willing to move out
> onto slender branches over water compared to slender branches
> over land, thus giving a psychological barrier to predation
> for the birds.
> On Fri, Oct 10, 2008 at 10:55 AM, John Leonard
>> A friend has just returned from a non-birding trip to
>> the Milne Bay area of PNG. She was told by the local
>> guide that the local sp of Bird-of-Paradise has a habit
>> of roosting over running water.
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