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Social Behavior of Avian Species

Submitted by drosen on Thu, 03/22/2018 - 09:57

Social Behavior: Birds span wide to short ranges and are found in both isolated to large clusters. The determinants of their lifestyles are secondary to what is most effective to meet their requirements of both protection and food. Typically, there are established territories that are defended and utilized with various methods that are flexible in the setting of a cost benefit relationship. Various species typically have a personal zone of space that they prefer. However, this can be reduced in group settings such as while flying in a V formation or when huddling for warmth.  This behavior is understandably more common in more social species and their desire for personal space is species dependent.