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.