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A systematic inventory listing and describing the behavioral patterns of an organism or a species.

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(Zoology) a description of an animal's behaviour
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(ˈi θəˌgræm)

a pictorial inventory of the repertoire of behavior patterns shown by the members of a species.
[1965–70; etho- (as comb. form representing ethology) + -gram1]
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2002: An ethogram of intraspecific agonistic and display behaviour for the wandering salamander, Aneides vagrans.
Behavioral quantification (walking, drinking, eating, ruminating and leisure) was based on an ethogram developed by Almeida et al.
Behavioral activities observed in the study are based on the Ethogram given in Table 1.
Key words: corticosterone, stress, behavior, ethogram, avian, psittacine, cockatiel, Nymphicus hollandicus
An ethogram of body patterning behavior in the biomedically and commercially valuable squid Loligo pealei off Cape Cod, Massachusetts.
For this we made an ethogram to determine what each different action looked like - we needed to know the difference between playing and aggression - and marked down whenever the bears were displaying any of these actions.
An ethogram describing swimming activity, social behavior, resting, feeding and substrate type was developed to analyze the behavior of test subjects.
The videos were then analyzed to develop an ethogram of the three stages of breeding for both males and females: (i) precopulation display and response; (ii) copulation behavior; and (iii) post-copulation behavior (i.e..
Table II.- The ethogram of different abnormal and normal behavior observed at both captive conditions.
Frequency of all the activities was recorded on Ethogram. All the observations were noted at considerable invisible heighted site without disturbing their normal activities according to the animal welfare regulations.
The 2 observers were trained together before each recording period to get familiarized with the ethogram and to test the consistency across them in the evaluation of the behaviors.