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Tinbergen, Nikolaas

Pronunciation: /ˈtɪnbəːɡ(ə)n/
(1907–88), Dutch zoologist. From his studies he found that much animal behaviour is innate and stereotyped, and he introduced the concept of displacement activity. Tinbergen shared a Nobel Prize in 1973 with Karl von Frisch and Konrad Lorenz. He was the brother of the economist Jan Tinbergen.
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