Royal Terns mate for life. Sometimes this does not result with offspring, but they do not split up. However they still preform their mating routine . During the court ship rituals they will display high stepping “Happy Feet” dancing. Their neck is extended and slightly back and bends the wings out like a skirt. It’s fun to watch them!
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