05:04 GMT23 January 2021
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    New Delhi (Sputnik): Found in Southeast Asia, the argus pheasant is known for its heavy feathers with eye-spots and breeding practices. Monogamous by nature, mating between male and female partners involves dancing and wooing.

    In a video going viral on social media, a male argus pheasant can be seen performing the mating dance around his female partner, spreading his tail and wings into two enormous fans, revealing the hundreds of flashy eye-spots on its feathers.

    ​While the Indian Forest Service officer, who shared the video, revealed that as per experts she seems impressed but netizens believe otherwise.

    ​However, this breeding is believed to be remarkable as the male first clears an open spot in the forest, one where there are no leaves, and prepares a dancing ground. He then announces himself with loud calls to attract females before beginning the mating dance.

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