philopatry


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philopatry

the tendency of an animal to remain in its home area, or, in the case of a migrant, to return to it.
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Most flamingos are migratory; some populations undertake journeys of 3000-4000 kilometres or more, whilst others are sedentary and show a high level of philopatry (Johnson 1989).
Aggregation behavior and seasonal philopatry in male and female leopard sharks Triakis semifasciata along the open coast of southern California, USA.
Experimentally increased food resources in the natal territory promote offspring philopatry and helping in cooperatively breeding carrion crows.
Moreover, in high density contexts, white-tailed deer show high philopatry to their home ranges, in both summer and winter (Lesage et al.
Reconstruction of parental microsatellite genotypes reveals female polyandry and philopatry in the lemon shark, Negaprion brevirostris.
We hypothesize that the pattern of mtDNA differentiation reflects some degree of philopatry to the YKD and isolation of two refugial populations with subsequent expansion and admixture.
Amphibian populations may easily become isolated within a fragmented landscape because amphibians have low agility, high philopatry, and often find the matrix environment inhospitable [10].
The emigration and immigration of these birds between the various colonies still needs to be determined, including the degree of philopatry.