ethogram


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ethogram

[′ē·thə‚gram]
(ecology)
An extensive list, inventory, or description of the behavior of an organism.
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The students should tally behaviors on a premade data sheet (for an example, see Table 2) and make an ethogram.
Despite the potential value of an ethogram to behavioral studies, only a few are available for a select number of species (Scheer et al.
Although behaviors involved in courtship and fighting have been described for some species of amblypygids (Weygoldt & Hoffmann 1995; Weygoldt 2000; Fowler-Finn & Hebets 2006), no comprehensive behavioral repertoire or ethogram has been published that describes the characteristic behaviors involved in social interactions among immature amblypgyids and their mothers.
An ethogram that identified studied behaviors was prepared; these behaviors included feeding, locomotion, and visual and social behaviors.
In my animal behavior course, I use adult dragonflies as the subjects for a laboratory on designing a behavioral project, including the development of an ethogram (a description of the different behaviors an animal performs).
An ethogram of male contest behaviors was constructed by defining repeated behaviors that appeared to play major roles in the contests (Table 1).
On the basis of published behaviour patterns of musk deer (Green, 1987a, 1987b; Zhang, 1979; Sheng and Ohtaishi, 1993), preliminary behaviour observation was conducted to establish the ethogram of the captive alpine musk deer as follows:
Both behavioral states and events were coded onto ethograms, sheets of paper for tabulating the observed occurrences of each behavior.
Ethograms are important starting points for ethological research and for understanding the biology and ecology of a wide range of animals (Lehner 1996).
The topology of the ethograms for the prod test was more complex than for the puff test for all taxa.
Degree of postoperative pain was evaluated 6 times/d for 4 days by use of 3 methods: an electronic perch for assessment of weight-bearing load differential of the pelvic limbs, 4 numeric rating pain scales for assessment of pain (all of which involved the observer in the same room as the bird), and analysis of video-recorded (observer absent) partial ethograms for bird activity and posture.
Chapter 3, Developing Ethograms, is the first direct foray into animal behavior.