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Most females get the pleasure of choosing which male will be her mate. Everything a male bird does to attract a mate helps him to pass his genes on to the next generation. The female chooses because she usually has to do most of the work of rearing the young.

Physical displays are a set of movements (a dance) used to attract a mate or defend territory. For many birds, the female judges whether a male will make a good partner by the beauty of his display. The dance also shows how fit the male is.

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