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Changes in Plumage in Canada Goose Goslings

This resource pack from Association for the Study of Animal Behaviour (ASAB) focuses on the role of judgment in animal behaviour studies. It consists of:

*background information for teachers

* images of Canada goose goslings at various stages of development and images of seven of the behaviours of Canada geese;

*two differentiated keys which describe the plumage development at the various stages

*drawings of Canada goose goslings with the diagnostic features highlighted

*two differentiated exercises requiring students to allocate individual images to the appropriate developmental stage

*an exercise which requires students to write unambiguous descriptions of seven postures or behaviours of Canada geese

*annotated images of goslings at each of the developmental stages which can be used to test the effect of training on the ability to allocate images to the correct stage

*descriptions of some of the pre-nesting behaviours of sandwich terns

*drawings of some of the pre-nesting behaviours of sandwich terns

*an exercise which requires students to match the descriptions and the drawings of the pre-nesting behaviours of sandwich terns.

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