Peacocks make 'fake sex sounds' to attract peahens
Scientists have revealed that peacocks make fake sex sounds to attract peahens' attention.
According to the researchers from University of British Columbia, Canada, when a male has successfully attracted peahen, it rushes at her making a distinctive hooting call before attempting to mate, the BBC reported.
Dr Roslyn Dakin said that these calls are much louder than it needs to be to communicate with just the female it is trying to mate with.
She found that males would make the "copulatory call" when they were nowhere near a female, yet females would be attracted by the sound and that fake calls are "surprisingly common" among 60 percent of the males, which were also the most prolific breeders.
Dakin said that the males may have learned that the deception brings the reward of female company and by pretending they are mating when they are not, the birds could convince females that they are more sexually active.
The study was published in The American Naturalist.
(Posted on 13-03-2014)
Information on States of India:
Andaman Nicobar | Andhra Pradesh | Assam | Bihar | Chandigarh | Chhattisgarh | Dadar Nagar Haveli | Daman Diu | Delhi | Goa | Gujarat | Haryana | Himachal Pradesh | Jammu Kashmir | Jharkhand | Karnataka | Kerala | Lakshadweep | Madhya Pradesh | Maharashtra | Manipur | Meghalaya | Mizoram | Nagaland | Orissa | Pondicherry | Punjab | Rajasthan | Sikkim | Tamil Nadu | Tripura | Uttar Pradesh | Uttaranchal | West Bengal
INDIA REGIONAL MAPS:
Andhra Pradesh Travel Map | Bihar Travel Map | Goa Travel Map | Gujarat Travel Map | Haryana Travel Map | Himachal Pradesh Map | Karnataka Travel Map | Kerala Travel Map | Maharashtra Travel Map | Punjab Travel Map | Rajasthan Travel Map | Sikkim Travel Map | Tamil Nadu Travel Map | Uttar Pradesh Travel Map | West Bengal Travel Map |
MORE MAPS OF INDIA:
INDIA CITY MAPS:
KERALA TRAVEL MAPS: