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Animal Reproduction

GD Ch 7

Mammals & Birds -animals that care for their babies
Stimulus (stimuli) -a signal that causes an organism to react in some way
Response -a reaction to a stimulus
Behavior - all of the actions that an animal performs
Instinct -responses to a stimulus that is inborn & performed correctly the first time
Learning -process that leads to changes in behaviors based on practice or experience
Imprinting -when newborn or hatched animals recognize & follow the first moving object they see
Conditioning -learning that a particular stimulus or response leads to a good or bad outcome
Trial-and-error learning -when an animal learns to do a behavior through repeated practice
Insight learning -solving a problem or learning how to do something new by applying what you already know without using trail & error
Animal communication -animals use sounds, scents & body movements
Pheromone -chemical scents that animals release that affect the behavior of another animals of that same species
Aggression -threatening behavior that an animal may use to gain control over another
Territory -an area that is occupied & defended by an animal or group of animals
Courtship behavior -activities that prepare males & females of the same species for mating
Cooperative behaviors -when animals in a group work together to survive
Society -animals of a same species that work together in an highly organized way.
Circadian ryhthms -behavior cycles that occur over a period of one day
Hibernation -a state of greatly reduced body activities that occurs during the winter or when food is scare.
Migration -a regular, seasonal journey of animals from one place to another and back again.
Created by: hubblep



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