bowerbird

noun bow·er·bird \ ˈbau̇(-ə)r-ˌbərd \

Definition of bowerbird

: any of a family (Ptilonorhynchidae) of passerine birds of Australia and New Guinea in which the male builds a chamber or passage arched over with twigs and grasses, often adorned with bright-colored objects, and used especially to attract the female

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