home range

noun Ecology.
the area in which an animal normally lives.


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home range
ecology the area in which an animal normally ranges

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Example sentences
The conceptual home range may consist of one field, or more often will cross
  field or land use and cover boundaries.
In the herd's home range, warmer temperatures have spurred more mosquitoes and
  heavier snowfalls.
Red leaf monkeys are highly territorial and will challenge any intruders within
  their home range.
Kit fox dens have several entrances, and a fox usually has several dens within
  its home range.
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