Aggregation (behavioral research)

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Aggregation ( Latin aggregare , 'to haufen , beigesellen ') in the German-speaking area in classical ethological research on instincts refers to collections of animals that - without any social attraction between the members - are attracted to the same object in the environment ( gregarious behavior ) - for example a watering hole or a feeding place. Cross-species, anonymous associations are also possible, e.g. B. in the sleeping bandage ( bats ) or on attractive flowers ( insects ).

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  1. Jürg Lamprecht: Tasks, classification and methods of behavioral research. In: Klaus Immelmann (ed.): Grzimeks animal life . Special volume behavioral research. Kindler, Zurich 1974, p. 32