Bowerbirds- bower perpectives

To: Michael Tarburton <>
Subject: Bowerbirds- bower perpectives
From: Michael Todd <>
Date: Thu, 06 Apr 2006 18:46:01 +1000
Hello all,

Thanks to those that responded to my request re Bowerbird orientation. Most responses were that this is an old wives tale- with regard to Satin Bowerbirds at least.

I'll be examining bowerbird bowers more closely from now on!

Cheers and thanks,


Michael Todd Wildlifing Images & Sounds of Nature
Latest Additions: Hawaii (Kaua'i- Apapane, Anianiau, Kaua'i Amakihi)
Toronto, NSW, Australia 04101 23715

Michael Tarburton wrote:
G'day Mike, Ricki & Birding Ausers

I never found uniform orientation in bowers of the Satin Bowerbird. But what is not true of one species can be true of another. The fawn-breasted Bowerbird does orient its avenue bower N-S and it has no bright colours or sheens to display. I have measured with a compass many bowers in PNG and will get to publishing those data when I get time.


Mike Tarburton


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