is typically observed in the animal kingdom, where normally socially monogamous species, such as birds, pair with another of their species outside their mating pairs. For example, a female may mate with one male, but rely on another male for food.

EXTRAPAIR MATING: "Species such as birds, and other species within in the animal kingdom, display extrapair mating during their varying courting rituals."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "EXTRAPAIR MATING," in PsychologyDictionary.org, May 11, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/extrapair-mating/ (accessed September 25, 2021).