Pea­cocks fake it un­til they make it.

NZ Lifestyle Block - - Your Poultry -

Males let out a spe­cial call when they mate, but they also fake the same noise to con­vince pea­hens they are more sex­u­ally ac­tive – and ge­net­i­cally fit­ter – than they ac­tu­ally are. Re­searchers found about a third of calls are faked and the fak­ers scored the most pea­hens.

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