Behavioral Adaptations

Territory

Territory

Territorial animals defend animals that contain a nest, den, or mating site. They defend their territory to get food for their families. Normally there is a display by the animals some how. It can be visual, vocal like in birds singing, olfactory through scent markers such as urination. Defense rarely creates a fight. An example of being territorial is fighting fish. They will defend their area to the death.

Communication

Communication is any form of behavior that send a signal to any other organism. Examples of communication are gestures, facial expressions, gaze, or chemical signal. Also ants use chemical signals called pheromones to create scent trails to show paths to food. As well for alarm calls, mate attraction, and to distinguish between colonies.