Courtship Display, continued

March 06, 2015  •  Leave a Comment

Since my last blog post on Avian Courtship Display, I visited Tanzania for a brief time.  One of my favorite experiences there was observing the courtship display of the Kori Bustard, seen below.

The Kori Bustard is a large ground-dwelling bird of the southern and east African plains, who is certainly not bashful when trying to attract females to mate with. During this ritual, the male puffs up his neck and feathers, lifts his tail upright, raises his crest, and struts about the grassland, for all (especially female bustards) to see him in all his glory.



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