There are Bowerbirds in Papua New Guinea that build elaborate nest structures in the hopes of attracting a mate. Are you ready to have your jaw drop and to freak out? I think I said "are you kidding me" every time I turned another page.
Remember little BIRDS built these all in the name of courtship - no hands, no Home Depot or Anthropologie. To me, what is just as fascinating as the amazing nests, is the fact they are all so different. Think about this, really think about it. Like they all have their own unique sense of design or something. Amazing.
Okay, now seriously? Right? A BIRD built this! Did I already say that? This last bird, he's a guy after my own heart. Andrew Henry better watch out because I feel myself being lured by this modern masterpiece in perfect shades of gray!
Again, go take a look at the rest of the story here. National Geographic rocks.
great post x
I don't even know what to say. Amazing.
That is so cool, gotta love an artistic bird! xo
OK - I ONLY know about these little guys b/c I have taught middle school and we found them fascinating so we studied them. But, if ever there were God given talents - there they are in fine a fine display. I thin they put lots of human architects to shame :-D. You are right J - Nat Geo rocks - one of the only reasons we have cable - cuz we don't do network telly. Thanks for expanding our minds a little more today.
Okay - my mind is also blown. Those are such gorgeous homes, they could be in magazines.
Except now I guess they are, so banal comment.
I agree Megan, MIND BLOWN. That's a beautiful display of nature and love.
Wow......i love this!!! Really Birds..what smart birds..smarter than some humans I must say! So neat and organized..I so want to see what these amazing birds look like! I must get a copy of this..I sooo love National Geographic.
Thank you for this today..must show my girls. Off to follow the link and read more. xoxoxoxo
that is so fascinating. my bro is a big birder so i will pass this along!
Ha! Isn't nature just fascinating?! I love stuff like this! My hubby subscribes to Smithsonian, and I get a kick out of science (every once in awhile, lol!). XO!
I agree with you, that last one is awesome. Nicer than my condo!
I cannot believe the intricate designs. They are all so different but equally as beautiful.
What an amazing animal.
Thanks so much for sharing
Unbelievable! What creative artists these sweet little friends are.
Summer hugs for a happy happy Thursday, Jeanette, the weekend is just around the corner! xxx
The series 'Life' on National geo channel on Charter had a whole section on these wonderful birds and showed the one that won the little females heart.
how beautiful! both the nests and the fact that the birds do this~ thank you for sharing :)
that truly amazes me.
Wow. Just wow.
i like the rocks / nest the best as well. i would like to see what the birds look like while they are building them.
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