refers to species-specific courtship behaviors, with the goal of procuring a mate and engaging in sexual activities. The showing of one's qualities to a mate allows both parties to physiologically prepare for the act of reproduction, and serves to strengthen the bond between mates. See also courtship behavior.

ANIMAL COURTSHIP: "An example of animal courtship behavior is male peacocks fanning their feathers to attract and physiologically prepare the female peacock for reproductive acts. "
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