Bower birds

Forum rules
Same as all HTUK forums, be courteous, polite and tolerant, remember everyone is entitled to an opinion, even if you don't agree with it ;)
Post Reply
User avatar
Posts: 6099
Joined: Sat Mar 29, 2008 5:16 am
Location: Darwin Australia 12.6 degrees south

Bower birds

Post by Troppoz » Thu Jun 06, 2013 11:46 am

Noticed a bunch of rubbish under a tree by the side of the road which on closer inspection revealed a bower birds bower decorated with broken glass, aluminium foil, red plastic and even what looked like red lacy knickers :shock:

Didnt spot the creator though but I hear them constantly, they are superb mimics and perfectly replicate the sounds of cat fights, lawn mowers, traffic sounds. Its so uncanny, the only way you can tell if a sound is a mower or a bower bird is if its coming from a tree!

User avatar
Dave Brown
Site Admin
Posts: 19686
Joined: Sun Jul 09, 2006 10:17 am
Location: Chalk, (Thames Estuary) Kent, England 51.5N 0.3E

Re: Bower birds

Post by Dave Brown » Thu Jun 06, 2013 1:54 pm

So do these Bower Birds go around collecting up all the rubbish from the road side, or do they nick it like Jackdaws do here.

Must sound really weird... a lawn mower in a tree :lol:
Best regards
Roll on summer.....

User avatar
Posts: 5617
Joined: Mon Dec 20, 2010 5:16 pm
Location: brighton

Re: Bower birds

Post by flounder » Thu Jun 06, 2013 3:18 pm

Dave Brown wrote:Must sound really weird... a lawn mower in a tree
Where do you think the name flymo came from? :wink:
my name is flounder, but you can call me.............flounder! (or Gary, just don't call me late for dinner)

Posts: 697
Joined: Fri Jan 20, 2012 9:13 am
Location: Wareham Dorset

Re: Bower birds

Post by Clive60 » Thu Jun 06, 2013 8:07 pm

I have seen film of Bower Birds and they are amazing, as you say they can mimic almost anything.

User avatar
Posts: 1573
Joined: Fri Sep 30, 2011 1:17 pm
Location: kent england

Re: Bower birds

Post by call » Thu Jun 06, 2013 8:12 pm

its a shame there is none in zoos around here, its a nice species that I would like to see :(
growing exotics in sunny thanet icon_sunny

Post Reply