The Unique Mating Dance Of The Sage Grouse

The male sage grouse (Centrocercus urophasianus) has a unique way of attracting ladies. This bird, native to North America, inflates and pulses its gular sacs as a mating ritual. The dances take place in what is called a lek, essentially a dance floor for the males to showcase their moves.

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Key Facts In This Video

  1. Male sage grouses inflate and pulse their gular sacs to attract females. 00:06

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  3. Pairs of Clark's grebes perform synchronized dances on water to reinforce their relationship once a year. 02:32

Written by Curiosity Staff August 21, 2015