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Sustainable Love Nests

Posted on: Saturday, March 25, 2006

















Australian bower birds are the architects of vaulted desire. As part of their courtship ritual, males construct elaborate bowers out of plant materials, typically in the form of maypoles, layered mats, or avenues - as a means to lure their feathered female friends into tunnels of love. Bower birds often lace their designs with colorful feathers, berries, flower petals, and small shiny pebbles. An avian lover's lane for the beating wings of the heart.

(painting/illustration of the Spotted Bower Bird by John Gould)

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