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10 Strange Animal Mating Rituals (Slideshow)

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Bower Birds: Bachelor Pads

Male bowers of Australia and New Guinea build large and elaborate bachelor pads on forest floors, decorated with flowers, leaves, shells and even stolen coins anything they think will attract a mate. Some paint the walls with chewed berries, others build lawns of moss. Drab males build the flashiest pads to compensate for their dull colors.

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(Image: Bower bird, native to Australia. Source: oddsock/Flickr via a Creative Commons license.)

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9:42PM PDT on Apr 14, 2013

And I thought we were complicated :)

9:38AM PST on Dec 5, 2012

Thank you! Re-shared :)

10:42PM PDT on Aug 13, 2012

noted

6:07PM PDT on May 29, 2012

just amazing. all of it was super interesting. thanks!

5:08AM PDT on Mar 19, 2012

Oh my gosh. Lions are sex addicts (LOL).

1:01PM PDT on Mar 12, 2012

ty

9:00AM PDT on Mar 12, 2012

mating in nature has far more variety than many who talk about the "laws of nature" or what is "natural" behavior have ever actually learned.......

5:57AM PDT on Mar 12, 2012

Thanks.

7:34AM PDT on Mar 11, 2012

Thanks, interesting.

3:09PM PST on Mar 9, 2012

Just right for each one.

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