Animal migration

  • animal migration
  • Movements that particular animals carry out regularly often between breeding places and winter feeding grounds.
Abstract from DBPedia
    Animal migration is the relatively long-distance movement of individual animals, usually on a seasonal basis. It is the most common form of migration in ecology. It is found in all major animal groups, including birds, mammals, fish, reptiles, amphibians, insects, and crustaceans. The cause of migration may be local climate, local availability of food, the season of the year or for mating. To be counted as a true migration, and not just a local dispersal or irruption, the movement of the animals should be an annual or seasonal occurrence, or a major habitat change as part of their life. An annual event could include Northern Hemisphere birds migrating south for the winter, or wildebeest migrating annually for seasonal grazing. A major habitat change could include young Atlantic salmon or sea lamprey leaving the river of their birth when they have reached a few inches in size. Some traditional forms of human migration fit this pattern. Migrations can be studied using traditional identification tags such as bird rings, or tracked directly with electronic tracking devices.Before animal migration was understood, folklore explanations were formulated for the appearance and disappearance of some species, such as that barnacle geese grew from goose barnacles.

    渡り(わたり、英: Migration)は、生物がその生息地を移動すること。その移動が周期的に規則正しく、主に季節的に陸上あるいは空中を移動する現象を渡りという。水中の生物の移動は一般に回遊と呼ばれている。