He'll kill for Blue

Subject: He'll kill for Blue
From: "Peter Ewin" <>
Date: Fri, 29 Apr 2005 11:49:29 +1000
Not certain whether the birds will kill each other, but certainly ifa bird stops tending its bower, they very quickly get stripped of the objects. An example was the bower that used to be near the visitors centre at Barren Grounds. This was well visited, and the male bird had been banded. It was found on the ground alive but very unwell and soon died. Within a few days (I think it was about three but I can't remember for certain) the bower that had been present for anumber of years had been dismantled and the blue objects removed. Assumedly this was done by other males supplementing their own site while it was unattended.

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