Gerard Gorman / March 2020 – vol. 113, issue 3, pp 180–181 Reverse mounting, whereby the female mounts the male in mock copulation, has been reported for many bird species. In some of these, such as the Shag Phalacrocorax aristotelis (Ortega-Ruano & Graves 1991) and various grebes (Nuechterlein & Storer 1989), this behaviour seems to be relatively common. Reverse mounting has not been widely documented for woodpeckers (Picidae) exce... This article is only available to registered users.To read more, please log in or purchase a subscription.