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Inactive - In Nest


Overview and Meaning

Inactive nest is an inactive behavior that occurs within the nest.

Description

The animal is in the nest but cannot clearly be seen due to camera angles. No movement within the nest can be detected and it is assumed that the animal is sleeping. This behavior is distinguished from other behaviors within the nest because no movement within or of the nest itself is observed.

Classification

Inactive

Contexts

Inactive behaviors are typically an individual behavior, however, they can be considered as an affiliative interaction. One such example of this is group sleeping.

Variants

This behavior may also be classified as an unknown behavior depending on the research question.

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