Chapter 10 Smore
What is behavior
-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 behaviors include imprinting, conditioning, trial-and-error learning, and insight learning.
-Trial-and error learning
Animals use mostly sounds, scents, and body movements to communicate with one another.
Animals compete with one another for limited resources, such as food, water, space, shelter, and mates.
-Establishing a territory
-Attracting a mate
Living in groups enables animals to cooperate.
-Safety in groups
Cyclic behaviors usually change over the course of a day or season.
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.
Why tracking is important
Tracking migrations is an important tool to better understand and protect species.