08 December 2009

Sexual Displays

a) COURTSHIP male chases female
  • 1) SOLITARY by male alone
  • 2) MUTUAL by both sexes
  • 3) COLLECTIVE by 2 or more males together
b) PAIR BONDING or PAIR-MAINTAINING DISPLAYS
  • 1) sexual pursuit: male chases female and indicates readiness to copulate
  • 2) courtship feeding: female gives begging displays, apparently to lower male aggression
c) FERTILIZATION DISPLAYS displays directly associated with copulation, often difficult to tell from courtship and pair bonding displays.


Royal Flycatcher

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