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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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Foraging associations with honey-eaters, pigeons and other bowerbirds has been documented (Gwynne 1937; Chaffer 1984); however, currawongs in the present study were an apparent predator (at least of nestlings) and were not tolerated by catbirds as they were in other studies (Higgins et al.
"We do not believe bowerbirds are intentionally growing these plants, but this accumulation of preferred objects close to a site of habitation is arguably the way any cultivation begins.
However, the scientists do not believe the bowerbirds are intentionally cultivating the plants: it is more likely that they are growing around their bowers as a result of the birds gathering fruits for display.
Researchers at the Universities of Exeter (UK), Postdam (Germany), Deakin and Queensland (Australia) discovered male bowerbirds had unusually high numbers of fruit-bearing plants growing around their bowers, and used these fruits in order to attract females.
These include bowerbirds, who select mates based on their home decorations.
Here he investigates animals that build structures, including bowerbirds, who select mates based on their home decorations.
David Attenborough observes animals that also build structures, including nests created by Bowerbirds.
Scrum-is the former to don as he fabulous guests an Martin also Here, he investigates animals that build structures, including bowerbirds, who select mates based on their home decorations, and hornets that build central heating systems!
Then he begins a series of flawless imitations of many of the other birds that share his home--satin bowerbirds, rosella parrots, yellow honeyeaters, kookaburras.
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.
Captain's Rest, Glasgow, October 31 Living in relative isolation in the North Carolinian wilderness has obviously helped shape Bowerbirds' brand of folk.
Raucous birdlife kicks in at dawn, with screeching corellas, rainbow bee-eaters, screaming bowerbirds and honeyeaters, while a boulder-clambering gorge hike to a waterhole reveals endless native plants - pandanus, melaleuca, grevillea, wattle.
Guitarist and songwriter Moore and percussionist Tacular, along with Mark Paulson on piano, violin and percussion, make up The Bowerbirds, a band that began by writing personal music to praise nature.
Bowerbirds (Chlamedera nuchalis) were notorious for stealing finished points, and care was taken not to leave them lying around camps or exposed in situations where they could be stolen.