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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- Biology, Aposematism, Müllerian mimicry, Signalling theory, Signaling and Communication