Attraction Strategies Change With Age For Some Birds

World of Birds

Black grouse (Photo : Flickr: Francesco Veronesi) Black grouse (Photo : Flickr: Francesco Veronesi)

For most young men, their strategy for getting a girl’s attention is going to change radically as they age, where what may work in high school will most certainly not be a good idea for your average college graduate. Now new research has revealed that some birds aren’t much different, changing their displays and behaviors as they age.

That’s at least according to a new study published in the journal The American Naturalist, which details the sexual drivers and strategies for female attraction for a type of lekking bird called the black grouse (Tetrao tetrix).

Lekking in itself is an intriguing sexual attraction strategy, in which the males in a single community of these birds will gather together during mating seasons in an open area to essentially put on a show for females. This is unusual because, unlike more territorial or aggressive…

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