Bower­bird males are not ordi­nary birds, but amaz­ing archi­tects. An unusu­al skill is mas­tered by them with only one goal — to find a mate. Bower­birds build elab­o­rate, daz­zling nests to impress the females, which are the miss­ing piece of home com­fort.

Dur­ing nest build­ing, the bower­bird uses what­ev­er he can find: coins, nails, col­or­ful leaves, sea shells, flower seeds, and much, much more. The design, which includes all these items, is called a gaze­bo. Each gaze­bo is an archi­tec­tur­al mar­vel of 5–6 meters, com­plete with a thatched roof and sup­port pil­lars.

In the process of build­ing a cozy roman­tic nest, blue and blue col­or play a spe­cial role. Bower­birds use any objects of this col­or to attract females. Stud­ies have shown that females are most attract­ed to gaze­bos with blue ele­ments.

The pas­sion for blue is explained by the fact that it is quite rare among bower­birds. If the male man­ages to get and keep the ele­ments with this col­or, then this male is respon­si­ble and will be able to pro­tect the female as well. A roman­tic nest will not solve every­thing. It should be under­stood that the com­pe­ti­tion is very seri­ous.

An unusu­al nest does not guar­an­tee find­ing a part­ner. To insure, the males pre­pare an elab­o­rate dance as part of the mat­ing rit­u­al. In order for the male to under­stand that he was cho­sen, the female espe­cial­ly coos in his pres­ence. After some time, a new gen­er­a­tion of archi­tects will be born.

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