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Animal Behavior: Signaling and Communication Terms Allomones - Chemicals used for signaling between different species. Compare pheromones Batesian mimicry - In this type of mimicry a harmless signaler imitates a dangerous one. Compare with Mullerian mimicry. Contact reception - Reception that requires the receiver to be in contact with the signal chemical. Compare with olfactory reception. Exocrine - Exocrine glands have ducts to release substances outside of the body rather than internally. Hormones - Chemicals produced by endocrine glands for release into the body which function in feedback and control of behavior. Intention movements - Incomplete behavior patterns that provide information about the activity a particular animal is about to perform and act as a signal to others. Mullerian mimicry - In this type of mimicry two dangerous species evolve the same signaling trait to the mutual benefit of both. Compare with Batesian mimicry.
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Unformatted text preview: Olfactory reception - Reception of odors (smell). Waterborne or airborne chemicals can be detected at a distance from the source by olfactory reception. Compare with Contact reception. Pheromones - Chemicals used for signaling between members of the same species. Compare allomones. Plastic song - An intermediate stage of birdsong in which there are components of adult song patterns but the overall song is still highly variable. Representational information - Information about the environment external to the signaler. Ritualized - A behavior that once served its own purpose but has come to act as a signal about that purpose is said to have become ritualized. Sterotypy - Frequent repetition of a signal behavior. Subsong - An early stage of birdsong in which the song has little or no structure. Zahavi's handicap principle - This principle states that in order to be honest, a signal must be costly to the signaler....
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