Flashcards on Animal Behavior

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What is animal behavior?

Animal behavior refers to the actions, reactions, and activities exhibited by animals.

What are the two main types of animal behavior?

The two main types of animal behavior are instinctive behavior and learned behavior.

Define instinctive behavior.

Instinctive behavior is innate and is inherited genetically from the animal's parents.

Give an example of instinctive behavior.

Migration in birds is an example of instinctive behavior.

Define learned behavior.

Learned behavior is acquired through experience and is not based on genetics.

Give an example of learned behavior.

Tricks performed by trained dogs are an example of learned behavior.

What is communication in animal behavior?

Communication is the transmission of information or signals between animals.

How do animals communicate?

Animals communicate through various methods such as vocalization, body language, and chemical signals.

What is aggression in animal behavior?

Aggression is behavior that is intended to cause harm or dominate others.

What are the different types of animal aggression?

The different types of animal aggression include territorial aggression, defensive aggression, and predatory aggression.

What is altruism in animal behavior?

Altruism is behavior that benefits others at a cost to oneself.

Give an example of altruism in animal behavior.

Meerkats standing guard while others forage for food is an example of altruism.

What is courtship behavior in animals?

Courtship behavior is a series of actions performed by animals to attract a mate.

Give an example of courtship behavior.

Dancing displays of male peacocks to attract female peahens is an example of courtship behavior.

What is territorial behavior in animals?

Territorial behavior is when animals defend and mark their area against others of the same species.

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What are the two main types of animal behavior?



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What type of behavior benefits others at a cost to oneself?



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