Male bowerbirds attract mates by carefully building a bower and then decorating it with various found objects. Different bowerbirds have different tastes in aesthetics, and satin bowerbirds have a particular affinity for the colour blue. Some bowerbirds will even use chewed up berries as a sort of paint for their bower.
Many birds of paradise have elaborate mating rituals, including dancing displays. They will even prepare their own little area for dancing, making sure it looks good and cleaning up any debris.
Male hooded seals have the ability to inflate their nasal septumes which they use as both a display of aggression to ward off other males and as a way to attract female seals.
There are no males among some whiptail lizard species. Instead the lizards reproduce through parthenogenesis (reproduction without fertilization). The lizards still go through mating rituals, switching between ‘top’ or ‘bottom’ roles.
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