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Joe Truett

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9780520258396

Published to California Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1525/california/9780520258396.001.0001

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Pleasing to the Eye

Pleasing to the Eye

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University of California Press

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

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