Bower Bird Blues

Additional Web and Print Resources

Online Resources

We recommend these Web sites for those interested in the subjects shown on the program. All links are valid as of September 1, 2000.

Everything About Bowerbirds

http://birding.about.com/hobbies/birding/msub1-bowerbirds.htm

About.com’s useful links to information about many types of bower birds.

Australian Rainforest Birds

http://www.birdwatching-australia.com

See the Brush turkey, bower birds, and 13 other species at this site, sponsored by an Australian lodge catering to birdwatchers.

Why Do Bower Birds Build Bowers?

http://www.sigmaxi.org/amsci/articles/95articles/gborgia.html

Illustrated summary of an article by bower bird expert Gerald Borgia from the November-December 1995 issue of AMERICAN SCIENTIST.

Great Minds Build Bird Brains

http://www.isr.umd.edu/ISR/publications/newsletter/sswi97/robobirds.html

How and why University of Maryland scientists built robotic Satin bower birds.

Australia’s Rainforests

http://www.gullivermedia.com.au/rainf.html

Snapshots of these magnificent forests from an Australian film company. Includes bower bird and Brush turkey pictures.

Print Resources

A Brush turkey tends to incubating eggs.

For those interested in the subjects shown in BOWER BIRD BLUES, we recommend the following books and print articles.

Bergamini, David. THE LAND AND WILDLIFE OF AUSTRALIA. New York: Time Inc., 1964.

Blakers, M., and S.J.J.F. Davies. THE ATLAS OF AUSTRALIAN BIRDS. Melbourne: Melbourne University Press, 1985.

Bransbury, J. WHERE TO FIND BIRDS IN AUSTRALIA. Melbourne: Waymark, 1992.

Breeden, Stanley, and W.T. Cooper. VISIONS OF A RAINFOREST: A YEAR IN AUSTRALIA’S TROPICAL RAINFOREST. Boston: Ten Speed Press, 1996.

Pizzey, G. A FIELD GUIDE TO THE BIRDS OF AUSTRALIA. Sydney: Collins, 1980.

Vandenbeld, John. NATURE OF AUSTRALIA: A PORTRAIT OF THE ISLAND CONTINENT. New York: Facts On File, 1988.