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Courtship in a pair of Chinese horned pheasants

Courtship in a pair of Chinese horned pheasants
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Key Info
  • Courtship in a pair of Chinese horned pheasants
  • Duration: 01:39
  • A male Chinese horned pheasant or tragopan displays to a female. These unusual birds have an amazing audiovisual courtship display. At the end, the male chases the female. This clip was first created on the Planet Earth website: bbc.co.uk/nature/animals/planetearth/. Please note this clip is only available in Flash.
  • Subject:

    Science

       Topic:

    Bio: Environment - Habitat

  • Keywords: sex, sexual selection, display, courtship
Ideas for use in class
  • To illustrate the unusual courtship displays which have evolved.
Background details
  • Clip language : English
  • Aspect ratio : 16x9

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