Physiology: Animal Function and Reproduction


What are examples of courting behavior?

Male stickleback fish swim in a stereotypical manner as they court potential mates. Male bowerbirds build elaborate towers of vegetation to entice females. Female moths release pheromones that attract males from up to a mile away. Male African elephants use low-frequency sounds to find females who are sexually receptive. And, of course, male birds and frogs use vocalization to attract mates.


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