threat display

threat display

a type of animal behaviour in which aggressive postures are adopted or intimidating markings revealed. Such displays are common in fish and birds involved in defence of TERRITORY, and often result in the retreat of the threatened animals, so avoiding direct conflict. see PECKING ORDER.
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The type of threat display used most often differed between the four populations; broadside/tail beat dominated the agonistic repertoire of Tooley Creek males (88.
The system has growth potential including increased computer capacity, control of new countermeasures including towed decoys, direct infrared countermeasures and laser warners while a tactical threat display can be introduced.
The relation between eliciting stimulus strength and habituation of the Threat display in male Siamese fighting fish.
To maintain an individual distance between moose and marals, a threat display on the part of a male was normally enough.
Scientists had held that if a stickleback flashes black, as the mudminnows do during a threat display, the stickleback becomes more of a contender.
Wind River (NASDAQ:WIND) today announced that Terma has selected VxWorks as the foundation for its Advanced Threat Display (ATD).
The system provides simplified access to a variety of live data feeds and includes visualization capabilities including a real-time facility threat display.
According to their study, the cobra's hood evolved as its ribs were 'co-opted' to create the threat display.
It either passes this information to a radar warning receiver (which provides an integrated threat display) or drives its own unique threat display.

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