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.
Collins Dictionary of Biology, 3rd ed. © W. G. Hale, V. A. Saunders, J. P. Margham 2005
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Reproductive success as a Result of Convergence for Threat Display. Evolution, 34(6): 1050-1059.
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Although the composition of the threat repertoire varied across populations, we did not detect a difference in the total number of threat displays performed by males in different populations, indicating that a decline in the performance of one threat display is compensated for by an increase in the other (Fig.
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