A male satin bowerbird needs a swanky pad to land the perfect mate. He'll bribe her with many a trinket... will a ring finally seal the deal?
This outdoor picnic has an avian invader.
But this satin bowerbird isn't interested in snatching food.
He's stealing straws for love.
This Australian songbird lives to lure females to his bower, an avenue of sticks built with one purpose in mind—mating.
But no self-respecting female is going to set foot in this bare bones bachelor pad.
He needs to redecorate.
And he knows what the ladies like.
Blue is their favorite color.
This female is not particularly impressed.
To win her heart, he'll have to up the ante.
Now that's a big spender.
Finally, the female allows herself to step inside his love nest.
Male bowerbirds have an elaborate mating dance.
But for this female, a ring seals the deal...at least until the next girl comes along.