Bowerbirds- bower perpectives

Subject: Bowerbirds- bower perpectives
From: Andrew Taylor <>
Date: Fri, 7 Apr 2006 19:06:38 +1000
There is an Emu paper: "Bower location and orientation in Satin
Bowerbirds: optimising the conspicuousness of male display?"
Stephanie Doucet and Robert Montgomerie, AUSTRAL ORNITHOLOGY 2003 103(2)
105 - 109

>From the abstract: "We studied 12 Satin Bowerbird bowers in the
mountainous rainforest of the Atherton Tablelands, Australia, and found
no significant tendency for bower platforms to face north. Instead,
bowers were invariably constructed near canopy gaps, and there was a
significant tendency for bowers to face away from these gaps"

Solar inclination is different in tropical Atherton to the Blue Mountains,
of course.


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