The defense mechanism of adult Least Terns when intruders enter the nesting area, is to divebomb and defecate on the offender. This style of attack led them to be called “little striker.”
Monogamous animals are faithful and mate for life. Monogamy can be classed as sexual, social or genetic. Sexual monogamy refers to animals that mate with only one partner at a time, whilst social monogamy refers to animals that pair to breed and raise young, but may still mate with others outside of the pair. DNA evidence is required to prove genetic monogamy, which occurs when there is proof offspring have come from one father only.
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Larger penguins generally inhabit colder regions, while smaller penguins are generally found in temperate or even tropical climates.
Seahorses propel themselves by using a small fin on their back that flutters up to 35 times per second. Even smaller pectoral fins located near the back of the head are used for steering.