Is the Great Bowerbird a seasoned fire manager?

 

This Great Bowerbird (Chlamydera nuchalis) bower scattered with snail shells, gravel and various colourful treasures was admired today by Firecraft Crew in the Mt Garnet area.

Bowerbirds have always been recognised for their construction abilities, pedantic arrangement of bowers and particular adornments they choose to scatter around the cleared area of the bower to attract females.

But is the cleared area only to make the bower standout?? Some researchers believe these species of bowerbird may have adapted to fire prone environments by deliberately clearing a ‘firebreak’ around their bower to protect it from wildfire…..

Read more here:Firecraft Environmental, Great Bowerbird bower

https://www.newscientist.com/…/dn18568-zoologger-fireproof…/

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