Flehmen response

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Flehmen response

[′flā·mən ri‚späns]
(ecology)
A courtship behavior displayed by the males of some mammalian species in which the upper lip is curled and the neck is extended, facilitating the reception of olfactory cues.
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Occasionally during the flehmen behavior a sniffing sound is produced.
2006), including head bumping, flehmen, sniffing, following, licking and assisted head resting (Galina et al.
Pheromone-laced urine elicits a so-called flehmen response from a bull.
This is the same organ they draw airborne scent across when lip curling--sometimes called the flehmen response.
After sniffing around the doe's bed, he suddenly threw his head back and curled his lip in a classic Flehmen pose.