Chapter 10 Smore

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What is behavior

The behavior of animals

-Behavior as response

All animals behaviors are caused by stimuli.

-The functions of behavior

-Behavior by instinct

An instinct is a response to a stimuli that is inborn and that an animal performs correctly the first time.

-Learned behavior

Learned behaviors include imprinting, conditioning, trial-and-error learning, and insight learning.

-Imprinting

-Conditioning

-Trial-and error learning

-Insight Learning

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Patterns of behavior

-Communication

Animals use mostly sounds, scents, and body movements to communicate with one another.

-Competitive behavior

Animals compete with one another for limited resources, such as food, water, space, shelter, and mates.

-Showing aggression

-Establishing a territory

-Attracting a mate

-Group behavior

Living in groups enables animals to cooperate.

-Safety in groups

-Animal societies

Behavior cycles

Cyclic behaviors usually change over the course of a day or season.

-Daily cycles

-Hibernation

-Migration

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Tracking migrations

Technologies for tracking

Electronic tags give off repeating signals that are picked up by radio devices or satellites. Satellites can track the location and movements of the tagged animals without recapturing them.

-Radio tracking

-Satellite tracking

Why tracking is important

Tracking migrations is an important tool to better understand and protect species.

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