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BEHAVIOURAL ADAPTATION

Biology

ADAPTIVE COLOURATION AND BEHAVIOURAL ADAPTATION

ADAPTIVE COLOURATION This is the possession by an organism of a colour which enables it to catch its prey, avoid its predators or enemies, secure mates and ensure their survival. Adaptive colouration may be grouped into Concealing (cryptic) colouration to help organisms blend with their background and remain unnoticed by predators Colour blendingwith the environment e. g. green cuticles of grasshopper, green snakes etc. Counter shading by animals possessing a dark dorsal surface and light ventral surface as in tilapia fish to remain unnoticed by predator above and below. Colour change(camouflague)to match the environment as in chameleon, grasshopper etc. Disruptive colouration as patterns to break the body outline of animals against the dark and light shades of their backgroung as in giraffe, leopard, tiger, lady bird beetle etc. Warning colouration to announce the presence of the organism(s) to potential predator to avoid them because they have some unpleasant features e.… Read More »ADAPTIVE COLOURATION AND BEHAVIOURAL ADAPTATION

Biology

ADAPTIVE COLOURATION AND BEHAVIOURAL ADAPTATION

ADAPTIVE COLOURATION AND BEHAVIOURAL ADAPTATION¬†   ADAPTIVE COLOURATION This is the possession by an organism of a colour which enables it to catch its prey, avoid its predators or enemies, secure mates and ensure their survival. Adaptive colouration may be grouped into Concealing (cryptic) colouration to help organisms blend with their background and remain unnoticed by predators Colour blending with the environment e. g. green cuticles of grasshopper, green snakes etc. Counter shading by animals possessing a dark dorsal surface and light ventral surface as in tilapia fish to remain unnoticed by predator above and below. Colour change (camouflage) to match the environment as in chameleon, grasshopper etc. Disruptive colouration as patterns to break the body outline of animals against the dark and light shades of their background as in giraffe, leopard, tiger, lady bird beetle etc. Warning colouration to announce the presence of the organism(s) to potential predator to… Read More »ADAPTIVE COLOURATION AND BEHAVIOURAL ADAPTATION

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