Ch 10

Riggen Putman

Ch 10.1 Outline

What is behavior?

The behavior of animals

Behavior as response

All animals behavior are caused by stimuli

Behavior by instinct

an instinct is a response to a stimulus that is inborn and that an animal performs correctly the first time

learned behavior

learned behaviors included imprinting, conditioning, trial and error learning, and insight learning



trial-and-error learning

Insight learning

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Ch 10.2 Outline

Patterns of behavior


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

Behaviors cycles

cyclic behaviors usually change over the course of a day or a season

daily cycles



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Ch 10.3 Outline

Tracking migrations

technologies for tracking

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

radio tracking

satellite tracking

why tracking is important

tracking mirgrations is an important tool to better understand and protect species