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bowerbird

Definitions of bowerbird
  1. noun
    any of various birds of the Australian region whose males build ornamented structures resembling bowers in order to attract females
    synonyms: catbird
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    types:
    Ptilonorhynchus violaceus, satin bird, satin bowerbird
    of southeast Australia; male is glossy violet blue; female is light grey-green
    Chlamydera nuchalis, great bowerbird
    large bowerbird of northern Australia
    type of:
    oscine, oscine bird
    passerine bird having specialized vocal apparatus
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