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.)