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bowerbird

[bou-er-burd] /ˈbaʊ ərˌbɜrd/
noun
1.
any of several oscine birds of the family Ptilonorhynchidae, of Australia, New Guinea, and adjacent islands, the males of which build bowerlike, decorated structures to attract the females.
Origin
1840-1850
1840-50; bower1 + bird
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bowerbird

/ˈbaʊəˌbɜːd/
noun
1.
any of various songbirds of the family Ptilonorhynchidae, of Australia and New Guinea. The males build bower-like display grounds in the breeding season to attract the females
2.
(informal, mainly Austral) a person who collects miscellaneous objects
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