BoP behaviour

Subject: BoP behaviour
From: Daniel Rogers <>
Date: Fri, 10 Oct 2008 10:35:22 +0930
I personally haven't heard of it, but it makes for a great story!



> 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 Canberra Australia


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