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Ch 7 diversity

animal reproductive behaviors

behavior all of the actions an organism performs
instinct behavior that is inborn and performed correctly the first time; no teaching or practice involved
society A group of closely related animals of the same species that work together in a highly organized way
pheromone A chemical released by one animal that affects the behavior of another animal of the same species
migration moving twice a year to an area that provides a lot of food or a good environment for reproduction and growth
courtship behaviors actions designed to attract a mate
cooperative behaviors working together to accomplish things that couldn't be done alone; strength in numbers
learning the process that leads to changes in behavior; requires practice or experience
imprinting instinct of a newly hatched bird or neborn mammal to recognize and follow the first moving object they see after birth
territory area that is occupied and defended by an animal or group of animals.
incubation parents sitting on eggs to keep them warm during development of embryo
Created by: neumeist