Baby geese, when first hatched, grow attached to the first animal they are held by. These hatchlings, for another two years will follow this leader and learn methods of survival from their mother. This is the phenomenon of imprinting. In this video, the hatchlings first see a human being, instead of their mother. Right away, this human becomes their mother-figure and role model, just as if he were a typical mother goose.
Geese are very protective of their eggs, so whenever one roles out of the nest, they immediately retrieve it and roll it back. The female repeatedly uses her neck and beak to drag the egg. Being a fixed action pattern, the goose continues this action even if found unsuccessful, in the case that the egg rolls off again. This video depicts the bird's possessiveness and care of her eggs and its fixed methods for keeping them safe.
Every summer, the sooty shearwater travels tens of thousands of miles from New Zealand, crossing the Pacific Ocean just for food. With help from the winter winds in the Southern Hemisphere, they cover record-breaking distances.
Bowerbirds like to make the best impression on their possible mates. Just like humans when a special guest comes over, bowerbirds clean up their living space. However, they do even more: they actually build a house, known as a bower, hence the name of the bird. This structure is often decorated with greenery and flowers, and is later inspected by the potential mate. If the this house is up to the female's picky standards, she will mate.