Behavioral Adaptations

Courtship Dances

Courtship Dances

Courtship dances are a form of communication so members of the same species can recognize each. They are ritual like patterns that help ensure survival of the species. Courtship behaviors include special calls, postures, and movements.

Territory

Territorial animals defend animals that contain a nest, den or mating site. They defend their territory to get food for their families. Defense rarely creates a fight. There is a display by the animals somehow. It can be visual, vocal like birds signing, olfactory through scent markers such as urination. An example of this is fighting fish. They will defend their area to the death!