These birds build love shacks worth fighting over.
Bird Mating Rituals, Reunions, and Rescues I The Dodo
The crazy courtship of bowerbirds
“Bowerbirds are renowned for the elaborate structures the males build and decorate with colourful objects to attract a mate.”
Bowerbird builds a house of illusions to improve his chances of mating
“Male bowerbirds use their intelligence to impress the females, constructing elaborate structures called bowers to attract mates. They are not on master builders, but also accomplished artists. Males of some species decorate their bowers lavishly with flower petals and sparkly man-made objects.”
What Makes Bowerbirds Such Good Artists?
“Female bowerbirds move from bower to bower, inspecting male bowerbirds’ creations and the males themselves. Females often stand within the avenue of the bower, from which they can peruse the court and the male (who will display to her from there, often throwing his more brightly coloured objects around).”
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