EXTRAPAIR MATING

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: Nugent, Pam M.S., "EXTRAPAIR MATING," in PsychologyDictionary.org, May 11, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/extrapair-mating/ (accessed April 24, 2018).
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