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Posted by on Wednesday, September 16, 2009 at 6:21pm.

What is the difference between a habitat and a niche?

I understand it a little bit but need some more help

~THanks~

  • Science - , Wednesday, September 16, 2009 at 6:35pm

    A habitat is the environment in which a creature lives. A niche is a small place that only that creature claims within that habitat.

    Here's an amusing example I saw last May in the huge pine tree outside my apartment.

    For at least 5 minutes, a bluejay chased a squirrel up and down the tree. It was obvious that the bird had a nest with eggs high in the tree. The squirrel saw that nest as a dinner plate. Both the squirrel and the bluejay's habitat was the pine tree. But the bird's niche was high in the tree and s/he defended it from a predator.

  • Science - , Wednesday, September 16, 2009 at 6:36pm

    Thanks so much!

  • Science - , Wednesday, September 16, 2009 at 6:37pm

    You're welcome.

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