Meaning of bowerbird

bow•er•bird

Pronunciation: (bou'ur-bûrd"), [key]
— n.
  1. any of several oscine birds of the family Ptilonorhynchidae, of Australia, New Guinea, and adjacent islands, the males of which build bowerlike, decorated structures to attract the females.
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