Courtship display by two Blue-footed boobies © GCT

Courtship is a period during mate selection where animals may exhibit specific behaviours to attract a mate. Commonly the female is ‘choosy’ and will pick a male to mate with based on his ‘performance’ during a courtship display. This can involve a variety of complex behaviours, including; dancing, vocalisations, touching or fitness displays. Many species of birds in Galapagos exhibit fascinating courtship behaviours.

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