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Migration
Migration

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Migration

Introduction

This course introduces migration in animals, with special reference to birds and also introduces the integrated biological themes of movement, selection and homeostasis.

Movement is a facet of the life of animals and many migrate as part of their life cycle. The familiar movements of migratory birds follow a seasonal pattern and individuals complete round trips between different geographical locations. Figure 1 is a word cloud that represents concepts associated with migration.

This OpenLearn course is an adapted extract from the Open University course S295 The biology of survival [Tip: hold Ctrl and click a link to open it in a new tab. (Hide tip)] .

Figure 1 Migration word cloud.