bowerbird


bowerbird

bowerbird [bou-er-burd] Word Origin noun

  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.

Origin of bowerbird First recorded in 1840–50; bower1 + bird British Dictionary definitions for bowerbird bowerbird noun

  1. any of various songbirds of the family Ptilonorhynchidae, of Australia and New Guinea. The males build bower-like display grounds in the breeding season to attract the females
  2. informal, mainly Australian a person who collects miscellaneous objects

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