The Strangest Animal Mating Rituals You’ll Ever Hear About

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Blue Manakins

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Sometimes mating requires the help of your boys. The dominant male gets a team to assist with attracting females, proving that not all males are inclined to compete against each other. Having set his eye on his female of interest, the team of male birds fly around her, flap their wings to display their blue-black feathers while buzzing as she looks on in admiration. The alpha male with a commanding call, discontinues the acrobatics and the female will mate with him if she liked the performance. What’s in it for the team? They get to compete for the alpha’s place if something happens to him.

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