This Biology Factsheet:

  • Outlines how male and female animals invest differently into offspring and how this affects their mating behaviour.
  • Defines courtship behaviour and describes what makes successful courtship behaviour.
  • Describes the role of fixed action patterns in mating behaviour.
  • Discusses the role of sexual selection in the evolution of mating behaviour and the appearance of males and females.
  • Discusses the role of mate choice in mating behaviour.
  • Discusses males competing to mate with females.
  • Outlines the role of territories in mating behaviour and how animals mark territories.
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Publication Date

January 2023


ISSN: 1351-5136

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426 Animal Mating Behaviours

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