Great Bowerbird Behaviour

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Subject: Great Bowerbird Behaviour
From: "Broome Bird Observatory" <>
Date: Mon, 4 Oct 2010 11:51:46 +0800
I've been watching a new bower (Gt Bowerbird) here at BBO where the male has
decorated with the usual white shells and picking a few fresh green bauhinia
leaves to lay out at the entrance.  Then, when the female comes to inspect
and starts to enter the bower, he hops around to the other end and picks up
a twig, about the size of my little finger, which he rapidly waves up and
down, seeming to try to get her attention, or maybe to show off his
strength.  I haven't read of this stick waving behaviour in HANZAB and
wondered if anyone else has seen it.



Peter Struik and Toni Marsh | Wardens | Broome Bird Observatory

Broome Bird Observatory, PO Box 1313, Broome WA 6725
Tel: (+61 8) 9193 5600 
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