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Unformatted text preview: 8/24/2009 1 Our Texts: Alcock, J. 2009. Animal Behavior . 9 th Edition. Sinauer Associates, Inc. Exploring Animal Behavior: Readings from American Scientist , edited by P. Sherman and J. Alcock . Sinauer Associates, Inc. 4 th Edition. Do NOT use earlier editions. They are different. Material in text is subject to testing on exams. Observations of Animal Behavior Around Tucson Hummingbirds foraging at certain flowers but not others. Lizards doing pushups at other lizards (or at you!). A black beetle, when bothered, standing on its head. Ants moving back and forth along a trail between nest Ants moving back and forth along a trail between nest and some remote location. Why? Male birds feature extravagant traits and bizarre courtship displays. Why? Why do birds sing? Why mainly males? White eyed Kookaburra White-eyed vireo Musician wren Willow ptarmigan A specialized fruit fly uses walnut as its host resource. Photo by C. Hedgcock female laying eggs clutch of eggs in husk Walnut fly males defend fruit and mate with females as they arrive....
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This note was uploaded on 12/09/2009 for the course ECOL 487R taught by Professor Papaj during the Spring '09 term at University of Arizona- Tucson.
- Spring '09