Latest Courtship display Stories
It's official (in the horned beetle world at least), females prefer courtship over competitiveness – and it doesn't matter about the size of your mandibles either.
A team of researchers from Penn State University recently examined the relationship between body-color patterning and mating behavior in the fence lizard, Sceloporus undulatus, which is found ranging across the Eastern US.
A team of biologists from Tufts University in Boston may have answered the question of what attracts fireflies to each other.
In most species, females prefer the most intense courtship display males can muster, but a new study finds that female cowbirds actually prefer less intense displays.
Male peacock tail plumage and courtship antics likely influence their success at attracting and mating with females.
Female budgerigars found to judge 'virtual males' by their contact calls.
Courtship calls tell penguin females how fat a male is and what kind of father he'll be.
Females can be too attractive to the opposite sex â€“â€“ too attractive for their own good â€“â€“ say biologists at UC Santa Barbara.
According to biologists, birds that fare best in courtship strut faster and more pay attention to their potential mate by adjusting to her movements.
Scientists have developed a mathematical model of the mating game to help explain why courtship is often protracted.
- An uxorious, effeminate, or spiritless man.
- A timorous, cowardly fellow.