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lek

(lĕk)
n.
1. A location where male animals of the same species gather and often present displays and where females go to select a male to mate with.
2. A group of males gathered at such a place.
intr.v. lekked, lekking, leks
1. To have a mating system in which males form leks: mammals that lek.
2. To participate in a lek.

lek

a communal display area of some birds such as black grouse, ruff, which is removed from the normal breeding and feeding grounds.
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Female #1 spent most of her time observing the males displaying, grooming, and foraging, while female #2 spent most her time on the lek either actively soliciting males by walking around their territories or by standing at the center of the lek in the solicitation pose.
The researchers found that in the area where the two manakin species come together, females are attracted to yellow-collared males more than to white-collared males, but only when there are lots of other yellow males within leks.
It is not known if this inherent variation in burrow design is related to or influenced by the botanical structure present on the lek site.
Nematode egg loads of male sharp-tailed grouse that occupied central territories on leks (mating areas) were not significantly different from those of birds in peripheral territories, nor were they different between adult males and yearlings.
Active leks were detected at 15 of 52 monitoring sites north of US380 in Chaves County, but no lek was detected at 688 monitoring sites south of US380 in Chaves, Eddy or Lea counties during 2000.
Married for eight years, it was a long and tedious process from the first day Ron saw Lek serving as a waitress in her brother's restaurant, next to his university in Bangkok, until they walked down the aisle together.
The notion of any female lek seems "very surprising but not impossible," says George F.
These factors suggest that lek behavior is an integral component of the reproductive repertoire of selected Uca spp.
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Sexual selection, lek and arena behavior and size dimorphism in birds.