philopatry

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philopatry The tendency of an individual to return to or stay in its home area. Most animal species show some degree of philopatry, and one sex may show it to a greater degree than the other (e.g. male birds and female mammals tend to be more philopatric than those of the opposite sex). Compare dispersal.

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philopatry The tendency of an individual to return to or stay in its home area. Most animal species show some degree of philopatry, and one sex may show it to a greater degree than the other, e.g. male birds and female mammals tend to be more philopatric than those of the opposite sex. Compare DISPERSAL.

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philopatry The tendency for an animal to stay in or return to its home area.