Female(s) responding to the sound, smell or physical presence of a musth male by Head-Raising, Rapid-Ear-Flapping and emitting Female-Chorus-Rumble(s), Trumpets and Roars. Temporin streams down the side of the face’s of adult females and several may Urinate and Rump-Present for the musth male. The male may Musth-Rumble while Ear-Waving and Urine-Dribbling as he tests the females Trunk-to-Genitals and may perform Flehmen. The females may likewise reach their trunks to sniff his genitals.
The Female-Chorus is a constellation of behaviors by a musth male and female(s).
References: Poole et al. 1988; Poole 1996: 134, 1999a, 2000; Poole & Granli 2011. (Full reference list)
This behavioral constellation includes the following behaviors: Defecating, Ear-Wave, Flehmen, Head-Raising, Musth-Rumble, Open-Mouth, Rapid-Ear-Flapping, Roar, Rump-Present, Sniff-Dung, Sniff-Ground, Sniff-Urine, Snort, Temporin, Trunk-to-Genitals, Urinating, Urine-Dribbling, Rumble, Trumpet and occurs in the following context(s): Advertisement & Attraction