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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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A study on greater sage-grouse Centrocercus urophasianus came to the same conclusion based on lek counts (Connelly et al.
Female #2 flew onto the lek at 07:50 and walked around the lek in the solicitation stance (tail in the air, wings away from the body and pointed down, with the occasional wing flare).
However, only a few of the yellow males in each lek get all the girls.
Anecdotal evidence indicates that abandoned breeding display areas, or leks, east of Carlsbad seemed to be associated with areas of overgrazing (K.
According to John Moran, a broker with the real estate services firm Newmark Knight Frank who represented Lek in the deal, the firm agreed to rents around $50 per square foot and received generous concessions from the building's landlord, Brookfield Properties.
LEK Consulting estimates that every pounds 1 spent in this area leads to a total economic benefit of between pounds 3.87 and pounds 5.04 - partly because of the direct benefit to the economy - but also because of improved education services that lead to a long-term benefit via a higher-skilled workforce.
In a variety of lek mating groups, advertising males often choose display sites that reduce the obstruction of acoustic and/or visual signals being transmitted to visiting females, and lek formation and size dynamics can be influenced by habitat characteristics of the lek site (Hoglund and Alatalo, 1995).
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She married a Thai, Lek Chaorainak, and they came to England 18 months ago with their daughter Jasmine.
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The females raise the young alone and while males will return to their father's lek the female insists on finding another lek within 20 miles in search of a mate.
Kilpatrick, NUMB, is certified in Thailand by Wat Po Thai Traditional Medical School in Bangkok and by Lek Chaiya Nerve Touch in Chiang Mai.