You’re probably wondering what a Vogelkop Bowerbird is. I had never heard of them either until I saw them on Life, the latest Discovery Channel series. In this particular episode, they profile these Bowerbirds. The Bowerbirds win their mate by decorating their nest in different styles. Each bird uses different ‘knick-knacks’ from around the forest to create their own style. They are competing with several other birds in the ‘neighborhood’ doing the same thing. So whoever comes up with the nicest, most attractive nest wins the buyer, I mean mate. So it appears the Vogelkop Bowerbirds are the original stagers. Maybe we could learn a lesson or two from these veterans, although I recommend leaving the deer dung outside.
I couldn’t find a way to embed the video here so you will have to go check it our for yourself.