Behavioral Adaptations


What is Migration?

Migration is the relatively long distance movement of individuals, usually on a seasonal basis. It is found in all major animal groups, including birds, mammals, fish, reptiles, amphibians, insects, and crustaceans. Migration helps animals avoid unfavorable conditions. It also helps them find new resources, allows for a year around activity (avoid hibernation), and helps complete the reproduction cycle.


Results from Niche overlap. Some animals will fight to the death for their resources. Some plants species release toxins into the soil that prevent other species from growing nearby, restricting the space of other species. This adaptation is very common.