bower bird

bowerbird

[bou-er-burd]
noun
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:
1840–50; bower1 + bird

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bowerbird (ˈbaʊəˌbɜːd)
 
n
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 chiefly (Austral) a person who collects miscellaneous objects

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