Animal Behavior1011302Animal BehaviorWhat is Behavior? Components of BehaviorBehavior is a set of activities that orient an animal to its external environment. While behavior is most clearly apparent in terms of an observable series of movements, it may also include internal responses of an adaptive nature.
EXAMPLE 1 An organism exposed to excessive heat may move into the shade. At the same time, the organism may also alter the distribution of blood so as to permit loss of heat through radiation from the surface to the environment.
Behavioral patterns usually center on acqui…
George H. Fried; George J. Hademenos: Schaum's Outline of Biology, Fourth Edition. Animal Behavior, Chapter (McGraw-Hill Professional, 2013), AccessEngineering