Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment
[First Paragraph] Non‐copulatory sexual behavior is surprisingly common among animals ranging from insects to vertebrates. Although sometimes considered unusual or aberrant within a species, in some taxa non‐copulatory sexual behavior is widespread, and may even represent the majority of sexual behavior. Such behavior can also happen in many other contexts, including accidental contact, courtship, social bonding, and social structuring (Bagemihl 1999). © by the Ecological Society of America
Original Publication Citation
Hagemeyer, N. (2016). Sex-obsessed or just sociable? Non-copulatory displays in the hamerkop. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment, 14(7), 397-398. doi:10.1002/fee.1318
Hagemeyer, Natasha, "Sex-Obsessed or Just Sociable? Non-Copulatory Displays in the Hamerkop" (2016). Biological Sciences Faculty Publications. 241.