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Pleasing to the Eye

JOE C. TRUETT

in Grass

Published by University of California Press

Published in print March 2009 | ISBN: 9780520258396
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780520944527 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1525/california/9780520258396.003.0005
Pleasing to the Eye

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This chapter focuses on habitat preferences. It attempts to address how each species knows its proper place or its best habitat and how it knows where to establish its territory or build its nest. One of the dictums of wildlife ecology holds that each species prospers best under a unique set of habitat conditions not shared exactly by any other species. But all share a generally similar need: to eat and not be eaten. The best habitats for each offer less risk and more food than other options.

Keywords: habitat preferences; species; territory; wildlife ecology; habitat

Chapter.  2516 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Animal Pathology and Diseases

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