satin bowerbird


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satin bowerbird

n
(Animals) the largest Australian bowerbird, Ptilonorhynchus violaceus, the male of which has lustrous blue plumage
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Noun1.satin bowerbird - of southeast Australiasatin bowerbird - of southeast Australia; male is glossy violet blue; female is light grey-green
bowerbird, catbird - any of various birds of the Australian region whose males build ornamented structures resembling bowers in order to attract females
genus Ptilonorhynchus, Ptilonorhynchus - type genus of the Ptilonorhynchidae
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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.
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.
So take a listen to an ivory-billed woodpecker, common loon, marbled wood quail, satin bowerbird, red-ruffed fruitcrow, superb lyrebird, Australian magpie, common nighthawk, common raven, or canyon wren.
At least two of the avenue builders of eastern Australia--the regent bowerbird and satin bowerbird (Ptilonorhynchus violaceus)--paint the inside walls of their bowers.
London, August 20 (ANI): In what may help understand why geeks get the girls, a study on the Satin Bowerbird's mating rituals has for the first time directly linked a male's cognitive performance to his luck with the ladies.