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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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Summaries of the anesthesia induction ethograms at each concentration of eugenol are presented in the following.
Nonstressed behavior budgets were established by performing quantitative ethograms using 10-minute focal animal sampling methods with point samples recorded every 5 seconds.
Both behavioral states and events were coded onto ethograms, sheets of paper for tabulating the observed occurrences of each behavior.
Among captive belugas and bottlenose dolphins, Tursiops truncatus, ethograms for social behavior have been successfully developed and applied to link descriptive behavioral events with social (e.g., affiliative, sexual) relationships (Ostman, 1991; Recchia (3)).
(Italian Heavy Draught Horse) foals: In vivo performances and ethograms. Italian J.
He then switched from entomology to ornithology, his primary interest, a transition made easy by an offer from Tinbergen first to undertake post-doctoral studies (1962-65) on species' isolation mechanisms between the large Larus gulls on Walney Island, Lancashire, England, and later to go to Alaska to produce ethograms of Sabine's gull Xema sabini.
The activity within the territory was observed and recorded in ethograms, measuring 27 activities for females, 28 for pups, and 26 for males (Table 1).
For example, facilitators at the Bronx Zoo, with its plethora of opportunities to observe animal behavior, seek to build teachers' understanding of what field studies are and how to conduct them, different data collection methods distinct to field work (e.g., how to use ethograms), and how to link these data collection methods to particular types of research questions.
The exercise uses time-lapse photography in a free, online citizen-science project (CamClickr) developed and maintained by Cornell University's Lab of Ornithology In this lesson, students learn about multiple ways to describe behavior, create ethograms from observations gathered while participating in CamClickr, and use their ethograms to generate and test hypotheses about the evolution of observed behaviors.
Similar components described for previously studied squids are noted in the text as follows: components in single quotes are from published ethograms where each component has been explicitly defined; components in double quotes are from other published works.
Ethograms are important starting points for ethological research and for understanding the biology and ecology of a wide range of animals (Lehner 1996).