All feathered beings know that part of what ladybirds look for in a manly manbird is the ability to feather the nest.
The quality and quantity of nesting material is not a small thing – seeing as how it will be strategically positioned beneath the delicate bottoms of both the lady of the nest and her baby chicks.
For this reason, often ladybirds will require a suitor to actually display proposed nesting materials as well as to demonstrate their gathering and “materials defense” abilities.
Author: Shannon Cutts
Co-Author: Pearl Cutts
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