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paratrepsisParatrepsis (ger.)

  • Injury feigning; anti-predator behaviours used to attract the attention of an enemy away from an object, typically the nest or young, that is being protected.
    parental care

    Paratrepsis”, “turning aside”, has the meaning “diversion”.

    Armstrong, E.A. (1949). Diversionary display, part 1. Connotation and terminology. Ibis 91, 88-97: 97.


    paratrepsis Distraction display

    Lincoln, R., Boxshall, G. & Clark, P. (1983). A Dictionary of Ecology, Evolution and Systematics: 183.