Swans, Geese, Cranes, Parrots, Penguins, and Albatrosses live together for life in a monogamous pairing. They take care of their chicks. Most of the Swans’ pair bonds last for many years, and in some cases these can last for life. The male swan helps with the nest construction. Swans are known to aggressively protect their nests. Some geese that lost their mates will refuse to migrate and will grieve for their lost mates until their own death. Albatrosses have a long lifespan as they survive 40 to 60 years. If the white Albatross’s partner dies the other partner may refuse to mate for life. Penguins remain monogamous for their entire life. Both the male and female penguins share the incubation duties. When mothers lose a chick, they sometimes attempt to “steal” another mother’s chick. But other female penguins help the defending mother in keeping her chick. The male & female parrots pair up and remain together for their entire life.
If either of the partners dies then the other bird may refuse to mate for many breeding seasons, even for life. Male and female Cranes will live together for life in a monogamous pairing. The chicks follow the parents as they receive the care and attention of both the mother and father Cranes. Even birds like Cranes, Swans, Geese,
some Parrots, Penguins, and Albatrosses are good parents by living together and taking care of their chicks…..what about us ….dear human beings?