Definition of philopatry
: the tendency of an animal to remain in or return to the area of its birth In many species of animals, individuals directly benefit from living in groups; philopatry (i.e., staying in the natal patch) can be selected for, particularly if local habitats are worth clinging to.— Hanna Kokko and Andrés López-Sepulcre, Science, 11 Aug. 2006 Further, if the habitat is structured, say, a coral reef as opposed to the open sea, the animal will tend to occupy a home range or territory, or at least return to particular places for feeding and refuge (philopatry).— Edward O. Wilson, Sociobiology: The New Synthesis, 1975
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