mating season

noun

: the time of year when an animal mates

Examples of mating season in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The loud buzzing or clicking male cicadas make during mating season can be annoyingly noisy. The Arizona Republic, 11 Apr. 2024 Others want to find a solution to halt the noise, but if fish are the culprits, people might have to wait until their mating season ends. Kyle Melnick, Washington Post, 29 Jan. 2024 This began during the Middle Ages when it was believed the date marked the beginning of birds' mating season. Olivia Munson, USA TODAY, 14 Feb. 2024 Tarantula mating season starts early amid threats to arachnids. Ryan Fonseca, Los Angeles Times, 12 Oct. 2023 Male alligators produce deep, resonant bellows, especially during the mating season. Craig Caudill, Field & Stream, 30 Nov. 2023 Mid-July is the beginning of mating season, which generally lasts a month, according to park officials. Andrew J. Campa, Los Angeles Times, 19 July 2023 While kangaroos are generally peaceful, males may engage in boxing matches, especially during mating season, to establish dominance. Maeghan Dolph, Fox News, 30 Jan. 2024 Whale songs are used to communicate during mating season and also to convey loneliness or loss. Allison Futterman, Discover Magazine, 17 Jan. 2024

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“Mating season.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/mating%20season. Accessed 18 May. 2024.

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