• Mating refers to the union of a male and female of the same species for reproduction.
  • In many species, males put on courtship displays to encourage females to choose them as mates.
  • To attract a mate, a male bowerbird builds an elaborate nest decorated with hundreds of small blue objects.
  • Animals generally do not defend their territory by fighting.
  • Instead, they are more likely to use display behavior.
  • It gets the message across without the need for fighting.
  • Some animals deposit chemicals to mark the boundary of their territory.
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