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German translation: Alleen-Laubenvogel

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English term or phrase:avenue bower
German translation:Alleen-Laubenvogel
Entered by: Maya Jurt
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21:56 Jan 1, 2002
English to German translations [PRO]
Science / ornithology
English term or phrase: avenue bower
Any ornithologists out there?

Male bowerbirds are the only birds in the world that construct a structure for any purpose other than a nest. Satin Bowerbirds belong to a group of 'avenue' bower builders. (The avenue bowers generally have two parallel walls, with an avenue in the middle). The female will stand in the avenue and watch the male as he performs the courtship display. One postulated explanation for the evolution of the bower is that the walls offer the female protection from overly-aggressive males.
Marcus Malabad
Alleen-Laubenvogel
Explanation:
Marcus,
Bowerbirds are called Laubenvögel in German, because the males mostly build bowers to attract females. But they also may build structures that remind us of alleys (avenues?), courtyards and gardens.

See links below.
Hope that helps, happy 02.



Die Laubenvögel leben in Australien und Neuguinea. Als Teil des Balzverhaltens bauen die Männchen aus verschiedenen pflanzlichen Materialien Gebilde, die an Hütten, Alleen, Gärten und Vorhöfe erinnern. Oft werden diese Lauben noch mit Steinen, Muscheln, Knochen und anderen Gegenständen verziert. Sie dienen nur der Balz und werden nicht als Nest benutzt.

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Maya Jurt
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Local time: 05:13
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Alleen-Laubenvogel


Explanation:
Marcus,
Bowerbirds are called Laubenvögel in German, because the males mostly build bowers to attract females. But they also may build structures that remind us of alleys (avenues?), courtyards and gardens.

See links below.
Hope that helps, happy 02.



Die Laubenvögel leben in Australien und Neuguinea. Als Teil des Balzverhaltens bauen die Männchen aus verschiedenen pflanzlichen Materialien Gebilde, die an Hütten, Alleen, Gärten und Vorhöfe erinnern. Oft werden diese Lauben noch mit Steinen, Muscheln, Knochen und anderen Gegenständen verziert. Sie dienen nur der Balz und werden nicht als Nest benutzt.




    Reference: http://www.bremen.de/info/uebersee/Laubenvogel.html
    Reference: http://www.wissenschaft.de/sixcms/detail.php?id=87810
Maya Jurt
Switzerland
Local time: 05:13
Native speaker of: Native in GermanGerman, Native in FrenchFrench
PRO pts in pair: 343
Grading comment
Thanks Maya

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agree  Werner George Patels, M.A., C.Tran.(ATIO): We just had a 1-hour documentary on bowerbirds on Canadian TV! Marcus should have watched it before embarking on this "flighty" topic ;-)
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