“If you’re new to birdwatching, you might start to wonder why are male birds so often vibrant while the females are kind of dull. Sexual dimorphism is the difference in size, shape, or color between the sexes of a single species.”
“To simplify things, we’re talking in binaries male and female. But in reality, the nature of biological sex is much richer and more complex.”
Lions, orangutans, elephant seals, deer, kangaroos, seahorses, mandrills, the Triplewart seadevil, and many other animals have generally evolved to look or act differently to help compete for mates, to provide different types of parental care, to camouflage into their environments, and more.
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