One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A strong-billed Australasian bird, noted for the male's habit of constructing an elaborate run or bower adorned with feathers, shells, and other objects to attract the female for courtship.
- ‘Our findings support the multiple messages hypothesis of multicomponent signals: Female satin bowerbirds should assess both male and bower features to choose the highest quality mates.’
- ‘Whistling bowerbirds and whip-cracking riflebirds complement parrots and honeyeaters.’
- ‘The Scandinavian test may have documented an underwater version of the bowerbird strategy, in which females go for the glitter to find the best guy.’
- ‘Found only on the large island of New Guinea and in Australia, bowerbirds comprise nineteen species.’
- ‘For the new study, he considered the region's 65 endemic rain forest species, including ring-tail possums, the golden bowerbird, and microhylid frogs, which skip the tadpole stage.’
- ‘The bowerbirds represent one of the high points of avian evolution and as such they deserve a book that fully captures the wonder of their fantastic natural history.’
- ‘Male bowerbirds famously woo females by fashioning elaborate bowers - not nests but U-shaped showplaces with parallel walls of twigs.’
- ‘Fortunately for the young female bowerbirds, good decorating skills correlate with high energy - so both young and old females tend to mate with the same group of top males.’
- ‘Female bowerbirds, for example, choose mates based on the aesthetics of their mating dance.’
- ‘Startled female bowerbirds often hop out of the bower away from the male.’
- ‘Male bowerbirds construct elaborately decorated bowers (which are not nests, but courtship arenas) and females prefer builders of higher quality bowers as mates.’
- ‘Studies by a scientist at the University of Maryland show that male bowerbirds modify their courtship rituals based on the females' body language.’
- ‘Some classic examples are Egyptian vultures, New Caledonian crows and bowerbirds.’
- ‘The male bowerbirds courted the robotic female much as they would a real bird.’
- ‘In the present study, we measure infection of the ectoparasitic louse, Myrsidea ptilonorhynchi, in individual male satin bowerbirds both as juveniles and nine or more years later as adults.’
- ‘A male satin bowerbird stands proudly in front of his avenue-style bower - basically a bachelor pad built to impress visiting females.’
- ‘A new study finds that a young, inexperienced, female bowerbird judges a male by the manner in which he decorates his bachelor pad.’
- ‘Elsewhere in the valley you might see other birds as fantastic as their names: gang-gangs, king parrots, satin bowerbirds, laughing kookaburras, and lyre-birds that dance in clearings with tails fanned out like peacocks.’
- ‘Say it with bowers: if male bowerbirds build it, females will come.’
- ‘The discussion of the evolution of bowers and bower decorations deserves special attention, because these are the signature traits of the bowerbirds.’
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