Breeding records

To: Canberra Birds <>
Subject: Breeding records
From: John Leonard <>
Date: Mon, 22 Aug 2005 09:05:38 +1000
Presumably before clothes pegs and other blue plastic, blue objects were harder to find and therefore a blue bedecked bower was a good sign of male prowess. We may be resonsible for an epidemic of laziness and low-achievement in male Satin Bowerbirds!
John Leonard

On 8/21/05, David Rosalky <> wrote:
Around Federal Golf Club today (Sunday):
  • Gang-gangs inspecting hollows
  • Magpie on nest
  • Copulating Crested pigeons
  • Satin bowerbird bower decorated with strips of blue plastic ribbon, with male shepherding female towards the bower (What did they use before plastic? There doesn't seem to be much natural blue material around.)
David Rosalky

John Leonard
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