bowerbird


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Synonyms for bowerbird

any of various birds of the Australian region whose males build ornamented structures resembling bowers in order to attract females

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This exploration potential is particularly enhanced by the fact that Bowerbird is not far from the Area 8 prospect, displaying low-sulfidation colloform and crustiform quartz veining and associated anomalous geochemistry.
Bill Bowerbird and the Unbearable Beak-Ache " by writer, illustrator, designer, and freelance brainstormer Tyler Clark Burke is a fun, wacky story about teething is told in playful cadence with rhyme and refrain.
The shelves feature jewelry, handmade garlands, and unique housewares by sisters-in-law Kate and Laura Roebuck of Oxford, who create under the brand BowerBird.
A study of the bowerbird, better known for its elaborate mating rituals, found it learns its calls directly from the species being mimicked, rather than from other bowerbirds.
Bowerbird collected special treasures in the bush and placed them at this rock.
Bower destruction, decoration stealing and female choice in the Spotted Bowerbird Chlamydera Maculata".
There is an excellent example of honest signal in sexual selection, and that is the example of the spotted bowerbird bowers.
5%), followed by the golden-shouldered parrot and the golden bowerbird (2%).
This is the practice of some animals, most notably the male bowerbird of Australia, to create decorative displays which females evaluate in order to choose reproductive partners.
WHEN THE MALE spotted bowerbird wants to impress a potential mate, he offers her a collection of white objects--bones, pebbles, bits of plastic--in a specially constructed bower of grass and twigs.
Beehler and his team identified a number of plants and animals new to science during a December 2005 expedition to the isolated Foja Mountains, and also studied rare but documented species already known to local guides, including the Golden-fronted Bowerbird and Berlepsch's Six-wired Bird of Paradise.
The discovery comes 25 years after the US geographer Jared Diamond (who is featured on page 62 of this issue) startled the scientific world with his discovery in the same mountain range of the forest habitat of the golden-fronted bowerbird.
They include the golden-mantle tree kangaroo, the long-beaked echidna and a golden-fronted bowerbird.
A new species of Smokey honeyeater is pictured right, and below, a Golden-fronted bowerbird.
A male bowerbird can determine a female bird's level of interest by studying her posture: If a female bowerbird is interested in the n]ale, she will "crouch" or lower her body.