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Cloacal kiss

All the while I was looking out for that ‘man thing’ to appear from behind but it was nowhere to be found. I was wondering how do they do it?

It goes like this…. The male does not possess a penis as most birds don’t

Instead both sexes possess a special organ known as a cloaca. When they get into position as seen above, their cloacas are pressed together and the sperm is transfer from the male to the female, in a fraction of a second !! This action is called a cloacal kiss. The pair would repeat the process numerous times throughout the day for many days. I don’t think I’ll ever enjoy doing that, but for a bird it’s all about quantity and not quality

However the female will be awarded with a berry after each intense session.

When the male runs out of berries he would then quickly looks for more in preparation for the next round of excitement. Notice the female hunch forward to facilitate the process while the male on top of her desperately trying to attach his organ to hers.

Just imagine you have to do it with a mouthful of melons, balance delicately on her back, on top of a tree doing the aiming....all roll into one....I give up...

www.flickr.com/photos/lonesomecrow/sets/72157633470768003/

 

Most male birds do not have a penis with the exception of ducks and geese which possess a whopping penis length of 18 inches (that is even one inch longer than mine!!)

They need such scary length because ducks and geese do it over water. They can't simply rub cloacas as water will swallow their precious sperm.

The long length will ensure deep and fast delivery of its load inside the female reproductive organ. Ducklings guaranteed

Please bear in mind most animals do not make love for fun like we naughty humans do. They do it for the survival of their species and they are very serious about it. They are genetically programmed to carry out such task to ensure the continuation of its own kind and inadvertently providing fascination to humans, especially photographers like myself 😊

 

@bt panjang, sg

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Taken on May 11, 2013