Behold the bowerbird

I’d read about the elaborate nests built by male bowerbirds in a few biology books as an example of runaway sexual selection, but never knew how impressive they really are until coming across this David Attenborough clip.

If the strategy translates to humans, I’ll have more reasons to look forward to moving into my newer, nicer apartment next month than just escaping the ’70s era decor of my current place.

[Via the always interesting Athanasius Kircher Society.]


1 thought on “Behold the bowerbird”

  1. Are you going to try to bring some of the living room paintings with you? Fine art appreciates with time, you know.

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