Golden Bowerbird caching behaviour.

To: "birding-aus" <>
Subject: Golden Bowerbird caching behaviour.
From: "Alan Gillanders" <>
Date: Sun, 15 Jan 2012 17:45:25 +1000
I have just been sent a link to this video taken about 18 months ago. The 
Golden Bowerbird in this video not only cached food but also decorations. This 
cache was about 10 metres from the bower and that seems about normal for the 
birds I have watched. In times of rain he would hang up his treasures to dry. 
Unfortunately this bird is no longer at this site. He went missing part way 
through the 2010 season.

As well as knots and broken stems I have seen these birds cache food in 
birdsnest ferns. 

Caching of food in Toothbills is not so well known so if anyone gets some 
observations I would love to hear of them.


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