pair bond


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pair bond

n.
The temporary or permanent association formed between two animals during courtship and mating.

pair′-bond′ v.

pair bond

n
(Zoology) the exclusive relationship formed between a male and a female, esp in some species of animals and birds during courtship and breeding
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They maintain the same pair bond for their entire lives," Andrey Ryabinin of Oregon Health and Science University told New Scientist in a (https://www.
A female will respond to the courting male in at least three different ways: (1) she may fly away, in which case a pursuit occurs; (2) she may ignore the male and continue feeding or preening; or (3) she may permit copulation and formation of the pair bond.
The pair bond as they practise the controlled crying technique and are clearly enjoying doting on Oliver.
The pair bond over their rubbish relationship situations and make a pact that if they're both still single at 30 they'll marry each other.
Moreover, the very fragility of the pair bond in human beings suggests that it is a behaviour we only adopted fairly recently in our evolutionary history.
Roth excels as a weary assassin lumbered with the plodding son (O'Donnell) of a crime boss and the story truly engages as the mismatched pair bond.
Now single, Zoe meets guidance counsellor Vanessa at the school of one of her clients, and the pair bond in more ways than they ever expected.
It shows that an organism that doesn't pair bond can be changed into one that does through oxytocin.
They begin by defining the "standard narrative of human sexual evolution" which is roughly: boy meets girl, they evaluate each other's mate value based on their differing reproductive agendas (youth and fertility is his measure, wealth and status for her), they mate and form a long-term pair bond.
This phenomenon of a breakable pair bond has been wrongly interpreted by some researchers to indicate that man is not naturally a monogamous being.
How to find them, much less create a pair bond from shy creatures who