May 16, 2013

Satin Bowerbird


The courtship ritual of the satin bowerbird must be the most elaborate out of all birds of paradise. The male satin bowerbird devotes all his energy to building a thatched walkway and surrounding it with ornaments, such as flowers and scraps of plastic- but only blue ones. The female is then invited into the walkway where the couple then mate.

Satin_Bowerbird_nest

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