Washington, April 6 (ANI): The male bowerbird builds and decorates an elaborate nest to attract a partner.
It can take weeks for this bird to plan and build its bower, which is used purely for mating, reports Discovery News.
The bower - a structure woven around a sapling that looks almost like a wooden tent - is carpeted with moss and decorated with flowers, colourful insects, fungi or even dung depending on each bird's design sensibilities.
This bird has not only an eye for design, but also an ear for song. This crooner is able to mimic a number of sounds from its surrounding habit and use them to weave together complex arias.
Despite the trouble bowerbird takes to make himself presentable to a female, the effort doesn't always pay off.
Other males generally build bowers nearby, and their sense of style and song may be more suitable to the requirement of the female bowerbird. (ANI)