Behavioral Adaptations

Competition

Competition

Competition results from niche overlap. Niche overlap is when use of the same limited resource by two or more species. During competition some animals will fight to the death for their resources. Some plants release toxins into the soil that prevent other species from growing nearby. As well as restricting the space of the other species.

Territory

Territorial animals defend animals that contain a nest, den or mating sit. They defend their territory to get food for their families. Defense rarely creates a fight. Normally there is a display by the animals show how. It can be visual or vocally.