Related NOVA Resources
The following resources from the companion Web site accompany this program:
On the Trail of the Bowerbird
Learn about bowerbird behavior and more in
this interview with a biologist who has been
studying the species since 1980.
(Grades 6-8, 9-12)
Are Bowers Art?
Watch a video clip that compares a human
artist's work with that of a bowerbird and
decide for yourself whether bowers deserve
to be called art. Students can send in their
thoughts on the matter for several weeks
after program broadcast. Selected submissions
will be posted. (QuickTime or
RealPlayer plug-in required.) (Grades 3-5, 6-8, 9-12)
Read about the courtship behaviors of bull
elephant seals, North American Elk, African
cichlids, and more in this article that
investigates some of the enhancements males
invest in to court potential mates.
Bowerbird Matching Game (Hot Science)
Match five different species of male bowerbirds
with their nests and their mates in this
online activity. (Flash plug-in required.)
(Grades 3-5, 6-8)
Complete narration for the TV program.