any of various birds of the Australian region whose males build ornamented structures resembling bowers in order to attract females
- It's hard to find a bird with a more complex and energetic courtship behavior than the bowerbird.
- Brainy male birds have more luck with females than do their less-intelligent counterparts, according to a study of the Australian bowerbird.
- As he says, vocabularies of both sides, justicatory vocabularies included, are on the same footing with “the anteater's snout or the bowerbird's skill at weaving.
- As he says, vocabularies of both sides, justicatory vocabularies included, are on the same footing with “the anteater‘s snout or the bowerbird‘s skill at weaving.
- Our reverence for these objects might seem as bizarre to him as the behaviour of the male bowerbird (which decorates its nest with shiny objects to attract a mate) seems to us.
- large bowerbird of northern Australia.