What is the difference between physiological and behavioural adaptations?

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Your physiology is your body and the way it works; your behaviour is the way that you act. Evolution has shaped both of those. So a physiological adaptation for one of Darwin's finches might be, for instance, the way its beak is shaped to crack open the nuts that it finds in its environment. A behavioural adaptation causes it to have a natural instinct to crack the nuts.

Closer to home - when a human being is hungry, a bunch of physiological adaptations cause their metabolism to slow down and start freeing up stores of energy in fat deposits and in the liver. A behavioural adaptation causes them to go find some food.
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So would you say:
Anatomical adaptation- structure
Physiological adaptation- how it works
behavioural adaptation- how it acts
?? I don't really know how I can put it into better words
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(Original post by foxstudy)
So would you say:
Anatomical adaptation- structure
Physiological adaptation- how it works
behavioural adaptation- how it acts
?? I don't really know how I can put it into better words
Those are the general principles. But because we're talking about adaptations in particular here, if you want to give a definition, it's how those features are suited to the organism's environment.
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