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Courting and Mating Behaviors

Material obtained inpart from the book Waterfowl by Paul Johnsgard

Ducks have interesting social behaviors or "displays". Two types of displays which are seen as courtship or mating behaviors are known as pair-forming and pair-maintaining. There are many other types of behaviors but, I find the courtship moves most interesting watch.

Pair Forming Displays

The Drakes Dating Moves