ANTIPREDATOR BEHAVIOR

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all forms of action by an organism, either reflexive or reactive that function to avoid predation. This behavior includes anti predatory reactions, camouflage, and mobbing behavior by a group of organisms - as well as immobility, rapidly changing, unpredictable behavior (see confusion effect), mass movement, flight, or evasive action (running from the predator's approach).

ANTIPREDATOR BEHAVIOR: "The bird exhibited antipredator behavior when it flew away from the cat. "
Cite this page: N., Sam M.S., "ANTIPREDATOR BEHAVIOR," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/antipredator-behavior/ (accessed August 17, 2022).

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