Presentation on theme: "Animal Behavior Orientation behaviours: Homing. Ability of an animal to find it’s way home over unfamiliar territory – eg homing pigeons Not necessarily."— Presentation transcript:
Ability of an animal to find it’s way home over unfamiliar territory – eg homing pigeons Not necessarily distinct from migration i.e. salmon might be homing on natal stream
Examples Albatrosses wander thousands of kilometres of Southern Oceans and return every two years to NZ to breed. 3
Limpet homing 4 Limpets return to the same spot on a rock before low tide.
Ecological significance of migration Migration costs energy and runs risk of getting lost Advantages include longer feeding time, safer breeding area, reduce intra-specific competition, kill parasites 5
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