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In many species of birds, the male uses his colorful feathers in an elaborate display of courtship, such as dancing, brushing the female's face with his feathers, or decorating his nest. Some animals, such as the seahors... More »

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To learn about animal mating, visit scientific and educational websites such as Nature.com and Discovery.com. Both websites contain reading materials that provide more information about various animals and their mating b... More »

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The mating season of the American alligator typically lasts from April to June. During this time, the overall activity level of alligators increases. Mother alligators move to build nests, while juvenile alligators try t... More »

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During the mating season, the male peacocks use their colorful feathers to attract the female peahens. The males use their feathers to form a large train that is then maneuvered in courtship displays. The peahens choose ... More »

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Penguins mate differently depending on the breed, but all penguins mate by following courtship rituals that use their senses of sight and sound as well as a nest site made by the male to attract a partner. Penguins becom... More »

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While the number varies by species, sea turtles lay between 50 and 200 eggs in each nest and build three to seven nests each mating season. In eastern Florida, sea turtles lay 150,000 pounds of eggs, each about the size ... More »

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An owl has a large head, often topped with ear tufts or display feathers, and a flat face, called a facial disc. Because they are birds of prey, owls have sharp claws and beaks that curve downward, enabling them to effec... More »

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