Tuesday, October 20, 2009
The "Kangaroo Pouch" BH Design
While in Sabah, I make some new discoveries.
The best was how one of the designer came out with the idea where he can cheat those wild birds twice.
Just consider this interesting design.
Most of those stand alone BHs that I visited was constructed by the same contractor.
What he did was to locate the entrance hole on the first floor but not the top most floor.
How he did this was but creating a verandah or a Kangaroo Pouch at the second floor. This pouch is extenteded outward by about 5 to 8 feet. The exact location was at the center of the building.
Once those birds fly inside using this pouch entry they will choose to fly down to the ground floor or upward to the top floor or stay on the same second floor.
See usually most BHs place their entrance hole on the highest floor but not in this case.
So if you happened to be those AF you tend to fly upstairs and sorry you are on the wrong floor mate !!! You need to fly to the second floor to exit.
In this was you cheat the birds twice. Once to lure them inside and then they will get lost to the upper floor thinking that that should be the way out.
Genius idea and the birds got cheated twice in a row.
I think the designer is a Graduate from Australia.
The designer's main objective was to let the birds stay as long as they can before flying out.
I was really fascinated with this idea but I am not sure how effective they are in getting the BH nest population up.
Donation: I am sure you have learned something after reading this article. If you feel that the lesson learned deserved an ancourangement you can contribute a some donation to this account: Yayasan Kebajikan Nah Sabah, 100930010038410 at Allied Bank, Malaysia.