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pair bond

n.
The temporary or permanent association formed between two animals during courtship and mating.

pair′-bond′ v.

pair bond

a relationship established between the male and female of higher vertebrates for breeding purposes. In some cases, such as swans, it may last for life.
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Bagemihl has documented huge evidence on homosexual courtship patterns in the animal kingdom and has discovered affectionate behaviour, pair-bonding and even same-sex parenting in a whole range of species.
They may also gain some advantage from pair-bonding, perhaps guaranteed access to a fertile male or better vigilance against predators.
Grey herons are noisy but make loving pairs and often perform pair-bonding routines such as "billing" - gently tapping bills together - and raising up their black head plumes to each other.
These dances are a sequel to pair-bonding and usually a life-long monogamous partnership.
The idea that many species of birds pair up for life has been an enduring metaphor for the pair-bonding of humans.
It has something to do with the pair-bonding," says Dickson.
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The results demonstrate that, for owl monkeys, long-term monogamy and pair-bonding improves reproductive fitness.
Thomas Curtis, who studies pair-bonding in prairie voles, which are known for forming lifelong monogamous pairs.
So the essentialists were right after all, one might conclude on learning that in many species there's evidence of sexual orientation and even same-sex pair-bonding.
Their bizarre pair-bonding exercises see the males beat their chests with their beaks to produce a quick-fire tapping sound.