Courtship Display Between Animals

Reuben Muhs

Courtship Display

Many animals have specific mating rituals to best pass on their genes. What is shown by these courtship displays ranges from species identity to the quality of the mate.

Some Examples

The Humpback Whale

While they are usually isolated during mating season they group up. To identify where other whales are and to show health of the other whales they "sing" to each other.

The Mocking Bird

The Mocking bird uses constant song to show endurance and defending its territory during mating season. The longer and more precise song will show that the bird has better genetics to pass on.

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