[DWJ] an appeal to Australia

Emma Comerford comerford.emma at gmail.com
Wed Apr 22 16:26:04 EDT 2009

I've never come across the book, but there are definitely bower birds in
Australia. My favourite is one that collects blue things for its bower, even
if people who live in bushland areas complain they lose blue pegs from their


On Wed, Apr 22, 2009 at 9:18 PM, Minnow <minnow at belfry.org.uk> wrote:

> There is a programme on Radio 4 about bower birds at the moment, and it is
> coming from somewhere that isn't Australia, but I am sure that in my
> childhood  I read a book called *Bush Holiday* whose author I can't
> remember (a male and I never saw anything else by him: somebody Sawyer, or
> some such name?) set in Australia, in which there was a visit to some bower
> birds.
> The first question is, does anyone remember who wrote it?
> And the second is, do bower birds happen in the Australian bush?
> Thank you.
> Minnow
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