Media

January 2017: Our new paper on how male great bowerbirds build their courts is published in Royal Society Open Science. Below is a video of a male starting to replace objects that we have moved off his court. The left hand view is looking straight along the bower avenue, and the right hand view is looking down onto the court.Notice how he searches for a particular sized object to replace on the court.

 

September 2016: Dazzle Bug used in a camouflage exhibit “Camouflage: in plain sight” in Anchoranchorage-museum-playage Museum

September 2015: Article for The Conversation about motion dazzle

August 2015: Article for Biosphere magazine, “In the field: the creative avian architect” Biosphere screen shot

November 2014: Inside the colourful world of animal vision, published in The Conversation

April 2014: Flashes of colour and chromatic adaptation may enhance sexual signal and hold female attention for male great bowerbirds, published in ABC Science

March 2014: How animals could help reveal why humans fall for illusions, published in The Conversation, The Guardian, and Oxford University Press blog

Animal illusion and confusionDecember 2013: Visual illusion and confusion review covered in The Independent on Sunday

December 2012: Bowerbird visual illusions are individually distinct and consistent covered by National Geographic

January 2012: Bowerbirds use visual illusions to promote mating success covered in BBC news, The Guardian, New York Times, Discover Magazine, The Australian, The Age, Cosmos Magazine, Scientific American online

Bowerbirds and vocal mimicry: BBC news (repertoire sharing), BBC news (repertoire composition), The Scotsman, The Herald, NERC Planet Earth, BBC Radio Scotland, BBC Radio Three Counties