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a stereotyped pattern of behavior in animals that functions to attract and arouse a prospective mate.
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
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Males engage in a flight
to impress the females, and a monogamous pair bond is formed.
If you visit the park during spring, look for the
of the sage grouse in the sagebrush community.
The males exhibit a unique aerial
each evening in late winter and early spring.
, one to four birds may soar together.
The gobbler's vibrant, iridescent plumage and its
On the breeding grounds the males conduct an elaborate
followed by nest making and mating.
Receptive hens seek out gobbling males and then a
Ground-nesting bird named for its
, which includes head nodding and fish transfers from one mate to the other.
The amazing sight and sound of prairie grouse
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
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