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courtship display

noun
1.
a stereotyped pattern of behavior in animals that functions to attract and arouse a prospective mate.
Origin
1920-1925
1920-25
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  • Males engage in a flight courtship display to impress the females, and a monogamous pair bond is formed.
  • If you visit the park during spring, look for the courtship display of the sage grouse in the sagebrush community.
  • The males exhibit a unique aerial courtship display each evening in late winter and early spring.
  • During the courtship display, one to four birds may soar together.
  • The gobbler's vibrant, iridescent plumage and its courtship display are striking.
  • On the breeding grounds the males conduct an elaborate courtship display followed by nest making and mating.
  • Receptive hens seek out gobbling males and then a courtship display begins.
  • Ground-nesting bird named for its courtship display, which includes head nodding and fish transfers from one mate to the other.
  • The amazing sight and sound of prairie grouse courtship display is an annual sign that spring is soon to arrive on the prairies.
  • Males have long tufts of feathers on the sides of the neck which are erected during courtship display.

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