The main character in The Bower Bird
is Gussie, a spirited 12-year-old who suffers from the same condition and is waiting for a heart transplant.
The male bower bird
knows how to build a sturdy home.
Gilliard's 1969 "Birds of Paradise and Bower Birds
But if that tenet is true, how do you explain all the well-adapted, complex organisms -- from orchids to bower birds
to humans -- in this world?
Male bower birds
build glitzy stages, from which they preen to entice their mates.
University of Maryland biologist Gail Patricelli has created "fembots" as robotic stand-ins for female bower birds