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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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The length of non-disrupted copulations videotaped at lek 10/11 ranged from 3 to 7 s (n = 9) versus 4 to 6 s (n = 6) at other leks in Alberta.
Where females can compare white and yellow males simultaneously, the yellow males do a lot better than white males, but only with high numbers of other yellow males independent of lek size," Uy said.
In 2001, 60 active or previously active leks were selected and located with assistance of personnel from the Bureau of Land Management and New Mexico Department of Game and Fish.
The results of this study suggest for the first time that variability in spacing of Gryllotalpa major burrows within a lek may be related to specific botanical attributes of the grasslands in which these leks are located.
During the 1990-92 breeding seasons (last week of March to the third week of April), we observed male sharp-tailed grouse at six leks, each located less than 75 km from the others.
7 PROCEEDINGS OF THE ROYAL SOCIETY OF LONDON B, he and his colleagues argue that a lopsided sex ratio creates a phenomenon practically unknown among animals, a female lek.
Most restaurants, however, do have printed menus, in which prices are listed in local currency Typical prices in 1994 were: ice cream, five leks; pizza, 250 leks; steak, 200 leks; coffee, 20 leks; cappuccino, 30 leks; beer, 70 leks; a glass of wine, 40 leks; a 190 ml glass bottle of Coca-Cola, 35 leks; a 330 ml can of Pepsi, 60 leks; a bottle of 7-Up on which ingredients are listed in Greek, 60 leks.
Males at three neighboring leks in southwestern Manitoba, Canada (49 [degrees] 10'N, 100 [degrees] 13'W) were captured in 1986 and 1987 before females regularly visited leks.
But, especially when males display together, and females go to the leks to window shop, they're a huge advantage.
Between 3am and 4am, the males gather at communal lek sites - the dance arenas of the bird world - and at dawn they perform their mating displays to attract as many females as possible.
Schroeder and Braun (1992) hypothesized that male greater prairie-chickens attending satellite leks were yearlings.