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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This is shown in bowerbirds: Females receive dramatic and even violent displays because those displays are stimulating and because the females can keep their autonomy intact.
If ducks reflect our cultural present, bowerbirds may illuminate both our evolutionary origins and our social future.
A few species, such black wheateaters and bowerbirds, are already known to use nest design in courtship displays.
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