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The curator and the recycler


Qamaruz Zaman, Faridah (2015) The curator and the recycler. In: Nature's Yield and Wonders of Art (NYAWA)15: Bird. Universiti Putra Malaysia Press, Serdang, Selangor, pp. 24-25. ISBN 9789679603699


The bowerbirds of the family Ptilonorhynchida are famous for their elaborate structure which are an important tool in their courtship rituals. The structure is constructed to be a bower (gazebo-like) from twigs. Outside the spacious cavern the bowerbird decorates its lawn with individual clusters of brightly coloured fruits and flowers, iridescent beetles’ wings, shells, and other items that it deems attractive. The whole purpose of this huge effort is to have a space to show off his song and dance in wooing the females. Thus the female bowerbird becomes the judge of his curatorial and courtship skills. The female bowerbird later builds a nest for laying eggs on the trees.

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Item Type: Book Section
Divisions: Faculty of Science
Publisher: Universiti Putra Malaysia Press
Keywords: Bowerbirds; Ptilonorhynchida
Depositing User: Ms. Nida Hidayati Ghazali
Date Deposited: 05 Oct 2016 03:43
Last Modified: 05 Oct 2016 03:43
URI: http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/48776
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