Birds sex

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Not surprisingly birds have a very different reproductive system from mammals. Instead of a penis and a vagina most male and female birds both have an internal chamber called the cloaca, sometimes known as the vent. Although some birds can have long and complicated courtship displays and mating rituals the actual sex act is usually over very quickly. Once a pair bond has formed and the birds are ready to get down to business, they will assume the position with the male bird usually balancing on top of the female. Both birds face the same way and she will crouch or lie down to help the male balance.

Animal Sex: How Birds Do It

Sexual selection in birds - Wikipedia

Spring is the breeding season for most birds, but how do birds mate? Coming together in sexual copulation is essential to fertilize eggs to raise young birds, but the sex act is only a brief part of the courtship and pair bonds between birds. Most birds do not have the same reproductive body parts as mammals. Instead, both male and female birds have a cloaca. This opening also called the vent serves as the bodily exit for their digestive, urinary, and reproductive systems. This means the same opening that excretes feces and urine is the opening from which eggs are laid. During the breeding season, the cloaca swells and may protrude slightly outside the body, while during the rest of the year it is much less prominent and not typically visible.

Sexual selection in birds

Sure, birds can fly, but how do they have sex? Can they do it in the air? And where do they keep their reproductive organs?
Just how do birds have sex? Birds do not have the same familiar sexual organs as mammals. Instead, both male and female birds have a cloaca also called a vent. This one opening is the exit for the digestive, urinary, and reproductive tracts.