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blog.nature.org/science/2016/02/09/ten-strange-endearing...

Ten Strange, Endearing and Alarming Animal Courtship Rituals. By Christine Peterson. February 9, 2016. Follow Christine Twitter Facebook Mail Print. ... And some mating rituals are familiar to anyone who watches their backyard, or nature documentaries. But there are lesser-known ones that are strange, endearing and even alarming.

simple.wikipedia.org/wiki/Courtship_in_animals

Courtship in animals is the behaviour by which different species select their partners for reproduction. Usually, the male starts the courtship, and the female chooses to either mate or reject the male based on his "performance". Many animals have mate-selection courtship rituals.

www.livescience.com/57869-animals-with-weird-courtship...

For Valentine’s Day, Live Science gathers together some of the more extravagant and outlandish courtship rituals in the animal kingdom.

www.youtube.com/watch?v=B3Uw24MA-4Q

Mating rituals are also important for us to understand how animals evolve and why some seem to be more successful at reproducing than others. In a way, many mating rituals are similar to the ones ...

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Tags: evolution, animal mating rituals, animal reproduction, mating dances, sexual selection, tech & science category. More From A Plus. Opinion Lindsay Geller. My Mom And My Boyfriend Are ...

www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/02/13/weird-animal-courtship...

Valentine's Day Animal Mating Animals Animal Love Animal Mating Rituals These Weird Animal Courtship Displays Are Probably Better Than Your Valentine's Day Plans CONVERSATIONS

www.wired.com/2009/02/animalcourting

When it comes to courtship, mankind has nothing on the animal kingdom. The evolutionary imperative of finding a suitable mate has produced a staggering array of rituals, from black grouse booty ...

www.lancswt.org.uk/blog/charlotte-varela/weird-wonderful...

Here are seven animals that put on particularly wonderful – and sometimes downright weird – displays to attract a mate. Smooth newt. Smooth newts wake up from hibernation on mild February nights to take part in an elaborate courtship ritual.

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Courtship_display

A courtship display is a set of display behaviors in which an animal attempts to attract a mate and exhibit their desire to copulate. ... males initiate courtship rituals only after mounting the female. ... Mating is preceded by a courtship/pairing period in many animal mating systems.