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courtship

those aspects of behaviour which involve displays and posturings in order to bring about copulation.
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The girl and Doctor Reefy began their courtship on a summer afternoon.
Surely the only courtship unshaken by doubts and fears must be that in which the lovers can sing together.
The observations were divided into two main types: courtship interactions and time budgets.
of Missouri-Kansas City) describes the courtship and marriage traditions among the upper, middle, and working classes of England during the 1830s through the 1910s.
We observed leg palpal tapping and body movements of female in response to male courtship. Leg and palpal tapping could indicate a female receptive condition and her attractiveness.
Because male and female woodcock look alike, it's hard to say for sure, but this looks like a male woodcock in courtship display.
THE romance and courtship of Prince William and Kate Middleton is about to be turned into a television movie.
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Environmentally-induced variation in mating behaviors such as courtship and mate choice has important implications for models of sexual selection since those models generally assume a genetically variable male trait and a corresponding, genetically variable female preference (Andersson, 1994; Jennions and Petrie, 1997).
A courtship display, a physical demonstration of some kind, can often be what seals the link between a pair.
The Sedgwicks in Love: Courtship, Engagement, and Marriage in the Early Republic.
In short-horned grasshoppers (Acridoidea), species belonging to the subfamily Gomphocerinae are particularly well known for the highly elaborate courtship songs of the males (Faber 1929, 1953; Jacobs 1953; Elsner 1974; Helversen 1986; Vedenina & Helversen 2009).