Monday, July 22, 2013

Roadrunner's Dating & Mating Bribery

 Food is an important component of the mating ritual for roadrunners.

 Picture from Birding Information

Courtship behavior between roadrunners involve the male’s foot pursuit of the female, with frequent rests. The male will tempt the female with a morsel such as a lizard or snake dangling from its beak. If the female accepts the offered food, the pair will probably mate. Often times roadrunners will mate for life.

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