satin bowerbird

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She and some other bird behaviorists are rethinking the female's role in polygynous courtship, and the satin bowerbird makes a great test species.
The satin bowerbirds of Australia go the extra mile to attract a mate: Not only do the male birds do a special dance, but they perform it in elaborate stick structures adorned with objects in their favourite colour - blue.
Green Catbirds associated mostly with Satin Bowerbirds Ptilonorhynchus violaceus, feeding together on Sandpaper Fig, Brown Beech, Moreton Bay Fig, Brush Muttonwood, Tree Heath Trochocarpa laurina and Staff Vine Celastrus subspicata.
Unlike satin bowerbirds, which decorate mating sites with such treasures as pen caps and clothespins, packrat collectibles aren't on display.
Jason Keagy, of the University of Maryland in the US, said that testing the theory in humans was very difficult, and thus he chose to observe satin bowerbirds at Wallaby Creek in NSW instead.
These include exaggerations such as the showy tails of male peacocks, the long forked tails of male swallows, the long calling bouts of crickets and the elaborately decorated bowers built by male satin bowerbirds. Many, but not all, of these natural exaggerations are established and maintained by the pressures of sexual selection, but Rhodes details examples of other natural signals which have also become exaggerated.