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Courtship Behaviour
Animals use courtship as a part of sexual reproduction.

Courtship behaviour is innate - it is genetically programmed, so all members of the same
species show exactly the same courtship behaviour, while members of different species
show different behaviours.

Courtship behaviour can be used to identify individuals as…

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The females of many species undergo a cycle of sexual activity during which they can only
conceive during a very short time.

They are often only receptive to mating for a period around the time when they produce
eggs.

Courtship behaviour is used by males to determine whether the female…

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