animal behavior

by tommy steinberg

Animal behaviors are very important to their everyday life. The most important thing is they help attract mates.

Colorful Plumage

Definition- The feathers of a bird, including down, wings and body feathers and their distinctive markings or coloration patterns.
The Eastern Rosella is probably considered the most beautiful bird in the world. As seen in the photo, you can tell how colorful the bird is. The male bird attracts the female bird with its strong colorful plumage.

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Herding

Definition- animals that move in a particular direction together
You can see in this picture, cows do move together in large groups. When male cows herd, female cows become attract and they mate.

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Gift Presenting

Definition- A presentation of a gift to attract a mate.
The cricket uses gift presenting to attract mates. They give their mates and babies food, as a "gift". When presenting food, that attracts the female to want to reproduce.

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Vocalization

Definition- the use of using your voice to attract mates.
The red fody bird exhibits vocalization because of how it attracts mates by singing. When singing, females come to the male.


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Pheromones

Definition- a smell released by animals to attract mates.
Skunks use pheromonesa lot. You've probably smelled one before. They smell awful. They release a smell very strong. The smell attracts mates.


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Dance

Definition- a way animals use to attract mates (usually hitting the whip).
The parakeet uses dance to attract mates. When near a female, a male parakeet may shake their booty a little to attract the female to become their mate.

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Bioluminescence

Definition- animals that glow to attract mates.
The male firefly, or spark fly, uses bioluminescence to attract females. They glow at the bottom of their body. That brings the ladies to him.

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Nest Building

Definition- the building of a house for animals to live in.
Wasps use nest building to live in. In their nest, thye meet female wasps and become mates.


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