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bow·er·bird

 (bou′ər-bûrd′)
n.
Any of various birds of the family Ptilonorhynchidae of Australia and New Guinea, the males of which build large elaborate structures of grasses, twigs, and brightly colored materials to attract females.
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bowerbird

(ˈbaʊəˌbɜːd)
n
1. (Animals) any of various songbirds of the family Ptilonorhynchidae, of Australia and New Guinea. The males build bower-like display grounds in the breeding season to attract the females
2. informal chiefly Austral a person who collects miscellaneous objects
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bow•er•bird

(ˈbaʊ ərˌbɜrd)

n.
any of various songbirds of the Australian and Papuan family Ptilonorhynchidae, the males of which build bowerlike structures decorated to attract the female.
[1840–1850]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.bowerbird - any of various birds of the Australian region whose males build ornamented structures resembling bowers in order to attract femalesbowerbird - any of various birds of the Australian region whose males build ornamented structures resembling bowers in order to attract females
oscine, oscine bird - passerine bird having specialized vocal apparatus
Ptilonorhynchus violaceus, satin bird, satin bowerbird - of southeast Australia; male is glossy violet blue; female is light grey-green
Chlamydera nuchalis, great bowerbird - large bowerbird of northern Australia
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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.