Amblyornis inornata. A carefully arranged pile of...
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Image #cld1314006
SpeciesAmblyornis inornata
LocalityWest Papua, Indonesia
DescriptionA carefully arranged pile of black fungi and beetle shells forms adorn the entrance of a Vogelkop Bowerbird's display. The elaborately constructed twig hut with various colorful ornaments is constructed by the male solely for the purpose of impressing female birds to select him as a mate. Each male will use their own artistic preferences in selecting various colors for their display, and theft of highly desirable items by competitors is a frequent occurrence.  
Keywordsanimal | arfak | beetle | bird | bowerbird | display | fauna | fungi | gardener | guinea | irian | jaya | mountains | new | ornament | vogelkop | west | wildlife


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