The bower is constructed from sticks and twigs - it's amazing.
It is always oriented north-south.
The male bower bird collects blue things to attract females to his bower!
The females go around visiting all the bowers in the area, checking them out for a suitable mate.
Since I'm having trouble uploading photos here, you can see more bower photos on my flickr .
Here is what the male satin bower bird looks like (not ours)
He is very glossy and bluey-black - lovely!
photo from ozanimals.com
and here is a photo of a female -
|photo from oztrek.com|