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- proper noun A taxonomic
genuswithin the family Ptilonorhynchidae.
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Elegant and ingenious as are the structures and collections of the satin bower-bird, the species of the allied genus _Chlamydera_ display still greater architectural abilities, and more extensive, collective, and decorative powers.
The bower of the bowerbird (Chlamydera maculata, GOULD) was seen in the scrub; it is made of dry grass, and its approaches at either end were thickly strewn with snail shells and flint pebbles, which had been collected by the bird with great industry, but for what purpose we could not determine.
Deakin University in Waurn Ponds, Australia, "because no one looked at the bowers from a female's perspective". great bowerbirds (Chlamydera nuchalis) build intricate bowers - tunnels built from interlaced twigs.