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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Preliminary study of the development of the flehmen response in Equus caballus.
The classic head-raised, lip-curling behaviour of the ram as it smells oestrus females is called the Flehmen response.
A behavior that is frequently associated with mating in ruminants and horses is the flehmen response (Figure 13-6).