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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He also happens to be a bowerbird: a type of bird that collects scraps to create elaborate color-sorted nests.
Cameras follow a male flamer bowerbird as it shows off its artistic prowess to impress a pAUL 9pm, Film4 An alien held captive in a top-secret American military base escapes and hides out in the van of two English comic-book geeks on a tour of UFO hotspots.
Back at BBC1's wonderful Life Story David Attenborough revealed how the male Satin bowerbird spends the first seven years of its life building a shelter to impress a female mate.
An ornithologist and editor at Birding magazine, Strycker has a knack for describing random avian encounters: "The first time I walked through the Adelie penguin colony at Cape Crozier, Antarctica, I quickly learned to step carefully." He makes tracking his feathered friends seem anything but tedious, whether he's haplessly (and happily) frozen in place as penguins untie his shoelaces, stopping two hummingbirds from killing each other in a Costa Rican jungle or stumbling upon a bowerbird's "artwork" in the Australian outback.
And this is a model that Bowerbird in Philadelphia has been using.
The double-page Satin and Great Bowerbird plates from The Birds of Australia are outstanding natural history artworks, the wreathlike bowers decorated with shining shells and gleaming bones.
Diamond returned with descriptions of the golden fronted bowerbird, a species that had not been seen for more than 70 years.
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.
Next, a phrase of descending whistles and scratches from the satin bowerbird, that famous species who so loves blue: ba bo de poo waaaaaawh tepu traaaawhh aaaamhh.
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.
Here grandad explains about the special place that Bowerbird, an Aboriginal stockman holds for the area.
Complex male display and female choice in the spotted bowerbird: specialized function for different bower.
There is an excellent example of honest signal in sexual selection, and that is the example of the spotted bowerbird bowers.