Courtship Dance

By Mateya Robinson


Courtship in animals is the behavior by which different species select their partners for reproduction. Usually, the male starts the courtship, and the female chooses to either mate or reject the male based on his "performance".


This picture is an example of a seahorses courtship dance. The seahorses start by intertwining their tails to become closer. The seahorses move in circles while they intertwine their tails to get closer so they can begin to mate.


This picture is an example of a peacock courtship dance. The male shows is brilliant feathers and dances around to attract a female.

Pictures of courtship dances