agonistic behavior

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agonistic behavior

[¦ag·ə¦nis·tik bi′hāv·yər]
(psychology)
In social animals, fighting and escape behavior common in males during the rutting season.
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Agonistic behaviour after mixing in pigs under commercial farm conditions.
Spring dispersal and agonistic behaviour of the Red-legged Partridge (Alectoris rufa).
The organization of intraspecific agonistic behaviour in the rat.
Agonistic behaviour in male and female field crickets, Gryllus bimaculatus, and how behavioural context influences its expression.
Agonistic behaviour of free-ranging dogs (Canis familiaris) in relation to season, sex and age.
Relative tolerance and communication in agonistic behaviour between females of Loxosceles gaucho (Araneae, Sicariidae).
The use of a lesion score as an indicator for agonistic behaviour in pigs Arch.
Agonistic behaviour in Barnacle Goose flocks: assessment, investment and reproductive success.
Feed availability and its relationship to survival, growth, dominance and the agonistic behaviour of the southern rock lobster, J.
Furthermore, the self-directed behaviour, environment sniffing, ano-genital sniffing and agonistic behaviour were inclined to be more in males (SD: 3.