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The Mating Dance

The Mating Dance

LESSER-BIRD-OF-PARADISE

When discussing competition for mates, there are two different forms of sexual selection.

Intrasexual Selection: Members of the competitive sex fight amongst themselves and the key event determines reproductive success whether it be fighting directly or fighting over control of a resource

Intersexual Selection: Members of the competitive sex show off for mates and the opposite sex chooses the best display. Some examples include dancing, singing, or showing bright colors.

A link to Yale University lecture covering sexual selection can be found at the following link [[1]]


Intrasexual SelectionEdit

A short video explanation of intrasexual selection can be found at the following link [[2]]

Intersexual SelectionEdit

A short video explanation of intersexual selection can be found at the following link [[3]]