Friday being my day for cats and other creatures, and today being everyone else’s day for romance, here’s a couple to celebrate the day:
Number 13 of this collection of twenty five non-human romantics. Although, some of them just look like cats that like each other without being an item.
So, do birds actually mate for life? According to this, ninety percent of bird species are “socially monogamous”, but …:
… socially monogamous birds are not necessarily faithful partners, but they care for each other and for the young of their nest. Rearing young together does not imply sexual fidelity. Studies of eastern bluebirds have found that nests with mixed parentage – that is, they have eggs by more than one father, or more than one mother, or both – are not uncommon.
A lot like us, in other words.