Courtship

Avian courtship is the set of ritualized behaviors preceding couple formation in birds. Their courtship displays are often particularly complex. These extremely varied behaviors serve as preparatory signs for mating and play different roles. These signs can manifest audibly or visually. They can manifest themselves by acrobatics, dances on the ground, particular movements of the body, a particular exhibition of the plumage. In some species, courtship is accompanied by morphological or anatomical changes to the body which constitute secondary sexual characteristics (nuptial plumage, change in color of the legs and/or beak) It is a real choreography in which certain birds indulge. In the Camargue the most remarkable are those of the Flamingos. They will raise their heads, spread their wings, show their magnificent color.