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Southeastern Spanish Ibex

Capra pyrenaica hispanica

Description:

After fighting for the females, males begin the courtship. It consist in smelling the female genitals thus they can perceive her receptivity. They adopted peculiar stances, showing their tongues, raising the upper lip and craning his neck backwards.



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2 Comments

Noe and Pili
Noe and Pili 2 years ago

Thanks! Unfortunately we couldn't see the fights, because hierarchy was already established between them (maybe they had fought some weeks ago), but we photographed some males and some young ones during our visits to 'El Torcal de Antequera':

http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/768...

http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/632...

FoTony
FoTony 2 years ago

Nice capture! Do you have more pictures of this moment or of the fights?

Antequera, Andalucía, Spain

Lat: 36.97, Long: -4.59

Spotted on Oct 25, 2011
Submitted on Nov 25, 2011

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