Flashcards on Animal Behavior

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What is animal behavior?

Animal behavior refers to the actions and reactions exhibited by animals in response to their environment or other organisms.

What is ethology?

Ethology is the scientific study of animal behavior.

What are innate behaviors?

Innate behaviors are instinctive behaviors that animals are born with and do not need to learn.

What are learned behaviors?

Learned behaviors are acquired through experience or education and are not inherited genetically.

What is migration?

Migration is the seasonal movement of animals from one region to another, often in search of food, breeding grounds, or better living conditions.

What is courtship behavior?

Courtship behavior refers to the rituals and displays performed by animals during the mating process to attract a mate.

What is aggression?

Aggression is behavior that is intended to cause harm or dominance over others of the same species.

What is territoriality?

Territoriality is the behavior where animals defend a specific area or territory against intruders of the same species.

What is communication in animals?

Communication in animals refers to the transfer of information between individuals using signals, sounds, or behaviors.

What are social behaviors?

Social behaviors are actions exhibited by animals that involve interactions with other members of their species.

What is hibernation?

Hibernation is a state of inactivity and reduced metabolic rate that certain animals enter during the winter months to conserve energy.

What is imprinting?

Imprinting is a form of learning in which animals form strong and long-lasting attachments to their caregivers or other individuals during a critical period of their development.

What is foraging behavior?

Foraging behavior is the search, recognition, and capture of food resources by animals.

What is altruism?

Altruism is behavior that benefits others at a cost to oneself. It is often observed in social animals where individuals cooperate and help each other.

What is dominance hierarchy?

Dominance hierarchy is the social structure or ranking within a group of animals, where some individuals have higher social status and priority access to resources.

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