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Lakescape-872 : Greater Painted-snipe : female : courtship behavior and call : Amazing Wildlife of India by Renu Tewari & Alok Tewari (Rostratula benghalensis)

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The video shows
Greater Painted Snipe Female
Courtship Behavior ...
This species shows
Reverse Sexual Dimorphism
and behavior pattern ...
Female will engage in
Courtship actively ...
... will take more
than one mate in the
same season ...
making them
Polyandrous ...
... and male will take
care of nesting duties
... as well as raise
the brood ...
Lost wetland of Basai
Gurugram, Haryana, India
Date taken
Scientific name
Rostratula benghalensis
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Reactions: delia todd
she's a real beauty, Renu and Alok, excellent video showing the courtship display, awesome work, many tfs!!
What an impressive species of snipe. An amazing open view with terrific lighting Great seeing it vocalize. Top-marks Renu & Alok. TFS!

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