What’s a niche?

Niche…whether you pronounce it like “nitch” or “neesh” it still means the role or job an organism plays in an ecosystem.  It can also refer to where an organism lives and/or feeds.

The best example is in the diagram below.

Notice that each type of warbler lives and feeds in a different section of the same tree…Do you think that these 3 birds will compete with each other for food and space?   Why?  Why not?

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