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CP Animal Behavior

Animal Behavior F14

behavior an organism response to a stimulus
classical conditioning the association of a stimulus with a response
communication The exchange of thoughts, messages, or information, as by speech, signals, writing, or behavior.
courtship rituals Specialized behavior in animals that leads to or initiates mating.
estivation A physiological state characterized by slow metabolism and inactivity, which permits survival during long periods of elevated temperature and diminished water supplies.
hibernation A physiological state that allows survival during long periods of cold temperatures and reduced food supplies, in which metabolism decreases, the heart and respiratory system slow down, and body temperature is maintained at a lower level than normal.
imprinting – a social attachment formed soon after birth.
innate behavior behavior you are born knowing how to do
learned behavior gained by experience
migration – changing habitats dues to seasonal changes
pheromones A small, volatile chemical signal that functions in communication between animals and acts much like a hormone in influencing physiology and behavior.
phototaxis the movement of cells and microorganisms in response to light
social behavior interactions among individuals, normally within the same species, that are usually beneficial to one or more of the individuals.
suckling – getting nourishment from the mother’s mammary glands
taxis A movement toward or away from a stimulus
territorial An area or space occupied and defended by an individual or a group
trial and error type of leaning by experience or practice
stimulus – anything that causes an organism to respond
Created by: nbctbio