Monday, October 12, 2015

Blue Monday - Bowerbirds Prefer Blue

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I've stumbled upon the most romantic bird who decorates his bower to attract a female. A bower is an attractive dwelling or retreat. You can find my source here.

Male Bowerbirds are so desperate for attention for the opposite sex, they build these love nests with incredible color palettes. Science has discovered that Bowerbirds prefer Blue, perhaps because Blue is the rarest color in nature. Sometimes they end up using trash and garbage to create beautiful works of art! The results are mind-blowing.

Bowerbirds attract females using interior decoration. Imagine the amount of dedication it takes to create this beauty.

Everything has to be properly arranged to show attract his mate. I wonder where he found this $10.00 bill?

The male bowerbird spends most of his day collecting and placing stones, trash, ribbons, twigs, interesting items and as much Blue as he can find. The female chooses the nest she prefers.

For more, check out this video.

Happy Blue Monday!


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Magical Mystical Teacher said...

Bless the bowerbirds for their penchant for blue!

Happy Blue Monday to you and to all!

Jim said...

So beautifully blue. That happens a lot in Australia with blue stuff often going missing.

Jim said...

So beautifully blue. That happens a lot in Australia with blue stuff often going missing.

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

What an interesting bird, Sally! I never heard of it before. They really work hard to make their nests look blue! Have a good week

Deanies Stash said...

Sally, I have never heard of this bird. They make beautiful nests! Thanks for showing us the photos.


My name is Riet said...

How interesting this is Sally. Love all the blue as they do I think.
Happy blue Monday

Anonymous said...

Incredible - had no idea there were birds so creative!!

Unknown said...

Fantastic Photos

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

Hi, Sally,

I'm also sharing a big, blue western sky.

Happy Blue Monday...again!

Linda Kay said...

Sally, that is so interesting, and how fun that he goes to so much work to attract the female. What a pick up!

photodoug said...

Sally, clever birds. Thanks for sharing.

Melbourne Australia Photos said...

Great stuff, Sally. Good to see some of our native birds featured in your blog.
Thanks for hosting.

Sonja Hoyt: The Happy Travel Bug said...

That's so interesting...animals are amazing! I love how the male does all the decorating and the female just picks the nest she wants. :)

LV said...

Sally, you really entertained us today with this informative blue. Just goes to show,you never get too old to learn. Was not aware of any of this. May you be blessed with a good week.

GranthamLynn said...

Oh wow. What great shots. I've never seen anything like that. You have a lot more blue than I did today. Mine is more blue in the emotion side for me today. But come on over and check it out. In case you can't find any there is a Blue flag in a couple of shots.
Have a great party.

Jeannie Marie said...

This is the first time I have heard about this bird. What a story!

Anonymous said...

amazing blue feathers there,

Sarah said...

Sally, this has to be one of the most interesting posts ever. I'd heard of these birds, but had forgotten this amazing creature. Thank you for sharing this with all of us. Love the blue ornaments!
Happy Blue Monday!

Joy@aVintageGreen said...

I loved seeing the bowers the male birds constructed. New to me. My blues are the pants on the farmer in the sign and blue sky in the backgrounds. Thank you Sally for hosting Blue Monday, I look forward to joining in each week.

Gemma Wiseman said...

Bowerbirds are amazing for their love of nest decoration. So much time and patience spent to attract a female.

annies home said...

so enjoyed your pictures. Have to love the life of a bird, simple and yet so hard. Great pictures

joyh82 said...

Wow, clever birds and very interesting info on them. Have a great week Sally!

Gayle said...

Wow. That is an amazing thing. Human males might could learn some dating tips from these birds. :-)

Anonymous said...

Hi Sally,

Oh Bowerbirds are brilliant! Even more discerning than a magpie. I'm a huge David Attenborough fan :-)

Have a great week,

Al said...

I never knew about these birds before - a perfect post for Blue Monday!

Liz Needle said...

Thanks for the interesting post Sally. Have always wabnted to find a bower birdd's nest, but alas we don't have them in this part of Australia and they are pretty sectretive about their bowers. Thanks for sharing the photos. They are fascinating.

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This is interesting! Incredible creative birds and you have wonderful photos! Thanks for sharing!

Annesphamily said...

Nice blues and very interesting story. I missed you this past week but plan to add this for Monday's blues. A blue week for me. LOL! Thanks and take care.

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Thomas Marcel Dale said...

Awesome! I love these shots! Remember seeing this bird on a documentary when I was a child, always amazed me!

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