12 Facts About Animal communication


Animal communication is the transfer of information from one or a group of animals to one or more other animals that affects the current or future behavior of the receivers.

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Animal communication is a rapidly growing area of study in disciplines including animal behavior, sociology, neurology and animal cognition.

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Vocal Animal communication serves many purposes, including mating rituals, warning calls, conveying location of food sources, and social learning.

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Seismic Animal communication is the exchange of information using self-generated vibrational signals transmitted via a substrate such as the soil, water, spider webs, plant stems, or a blade of grass.

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The use of seismic Animal communication is found in many taxa, including frogs, kangaroo rats, mole rats, bees, nematode worms, and others.

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AutoAnimal communication is a type of Animal communication in which the sender and receiver are the same individual.

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Much animal communication is intraspecific, that is, it occurs between members of the same species.

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However, some forms of predator to prey communication occur in ways that change the behavior of the prey and make their capture easier, i e deception by the predator.

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Importance of communication is evident from the highly elaborate morphology, behaviour and physiology that some animals have evolved to facilitate this.

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The possibility of evolutionarily stable dishonest Animal communication has been the subject of much controversy, with Amotz Zahavi in particular arguing that it cannot exist in the long term.

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MetaAnimal communication, discussed above, seems to require a more sophisticated cognitive process.

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New approach in the 21st century in the field of animal communication uses applied behavioural analysis, specifically functional communication training.

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