BoP behaviour

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Subject: BoP behaviour
From: "John Leonard" <>
Date: Fri, 10 Oct 2008 11:55:30 +1100
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. The
explanation for this was that if it drops feathers they will be washed
away and therefore won't guide predators to a favoured roosting site.

Has anyone heard of this roosting habit for a BoP, and if so, are
there other explanations than the feathers being washed away one?

John Leonard

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