Goslings will follow any large object that was near them early in life and exhibited some specific behaviors. This learned behavior has specific survival advantages if the object the goslings follow is their parent. However, researchers have shown that the goslings will also learn to follow a person, another bird, or even a toy balloon. This learned behavior is called ...

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    imprinting.
    fixed action pattern.
    reflexes.
    taxis.
asked May 19, 2013 in Biology by anonymous
    

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imprinting.
answered May 20, 2013 by Bioshare ~Top Expert~ (34,070 points)

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