CHAPTER 17 NOTES

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What is behaviour?
Behaviour is coordinated activities of an animal that are produced in response to stimuli.
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What is innate behaviour?
Innate behaviour is not learned. These behaviours occur in response to specific stimuli called releasers.
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What is learning?
the modification of a behavioural response to a particular stimulus on the basis of previous experience.
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What are the types of learning?
Imprinting, Habituation, Associative, Trial and error, Observation and Insight.
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What is movement?
Organism moves to obtain food, shelter, interact with other animals
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What is feeding behaviour?
Behaviour to acquire food.
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What is avoiding being caught?
Maintaining a balance between feeding and not being food.
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What is homeostatic behaviour?
Behaviours which help to maintain a stable internal environment.
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What is grooming and preening?
Maintenance of outer surface
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What is home-building?
The building of shelter
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What is territorial behaviour?
Maintenance of a territory.
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What are visual signals?
Instantaneous and carry large amounts of information. E.g. poisonous frog's bright colours to warn predators.
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What are sounds as signals?
Sounds as signals travel over long distances very quickly, can be heard at day or night.
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What is social behaviour?
Communication within groups and can involve dominance.
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What is culture?
The passing of information from generation to generation by non-genetic means. ml
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What is habituation?
Gradual reduction of a response as an animal becomes accustomed to it.
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What is observation learning?
Learning to respond in a particular way by observing the behaviour of other individuals.
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What is trial and error?
A form of learning in which behaviour becomes modified as an animal remembers the outcome of an attempt.
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