noun Animal Behavior, Psychology.
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Eastern screech-owls also have assortative mating, but how they identify one another’s ages is still a mystery, at least for us humans.Three love stories about birds that will delight your heart|Laura Erickson|November 6, 2020|Popular Science
When it comes to mating, the banded mongoose (Mungos mungo) likes to keep things in the family.
A male and female who do most of the mating dominate packs, and younger subordinates only breed occasionally.
Mating with a cousin or brother is safer than risking life and limb to mate with an outsider.
In any case, there is a growing number of people evolving mating rituals not based on getting wasted.
Given that their mating sessions can last up to 70 hours, their bedroom—well, cave—performances seem pretty darn impressive.
I don't doubt you will find more than one affinity if you are awakening; that is merely the mating instinct.Ancestors|Gertrude Atherton
When the owls beat their wings and gave the mating call and hoot, it was like a foam of noise rising over a river of silence.Kari the Elephant|Dhan Gopal Mukerji
Mating determined by unconscious psychological motives instead of eugenic considerations.Taboo and Genetics|Melvin Moses Knight, Iva Lowther Peters, and Phyllis Mary Blanchard
Therefore, she can have no other motive for marrying a man than that of mating herself to a true companion.A California Girl|Edward Eldridge
Many insects vulgarly supposed to be different species are but males and females of one race seeking each other for mating.The Natural Philosophy of Love|Remy de Gourmont