What is the difference between congenital and acquired behavioral adaptations?

Behavioral (ethological) adaptations are behavioral features of individual organisms or their groups aimed at survival and reproduction in a given environment. A number of behavioral reactions in organisms are innate (instincts). They appear in the form of an active construction of nests or holes, incubation of eggs, caring for offspring, mating games, seasonal migrations, etc. Acquired adaptations (conditioned reflexes) appear in individuals during life. For example, the choice of places for spending the night, protection from cold or heat (burying in snow, the formation of close clusters of individuals during a sharp cold snap), uniting in flocks for a successful hunt, the choice of paths to a watering place, etc.

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