Courtship displays are performed by animals seeking to advertise their willingness to mate, attract a partner and sometimes to warn off rivals. Famous examples include the dazzling display of a peacock's tail, and the elaborate dancing and acrobatics performed by birds of paradise. In monogamous animals, such as swans and albatrosses, the male and female often do a mutual courtship display, to reaffirm and reinforce the bond between them.
Peacocks show their feathers to attract a mate.
A cuttlefish displays colors to attract a female mate.
Male bowerbirds build elaborate towers of vegetation to entice females.