Bowerbirds

This article is from Issue 51: May/June 2011

The bowerbird is a rare Australian fowl that compensates for its plain plumage by building elaborate bowers to attract the opposite sex. The Bowerbirds, however, are boyfriend-girlfriend folk duo Phil Moore and Beth Tacular. They are easier on the eyes than their feathered namesake, and wooing one another, they admit, didn’t require much work.

“We actually met at Whole Foods,” Moore says. “I worked slinging salads in the salad department, and Beth worked in the whole body department. We were taking out the trash one day and I asked her out by the dumpster.”

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