Territorial behaviour. Territorial behaviour, in zoology, the methods by which an animal, or group of animals, protects its territory from incursions by others of its species. Territorial boundaries may be marked by sounds such as bird song, or scents such as pheromones secreted by the skin glands of many mammals.
People also ask, why does an animal defend its territory?
If food is limited, the animal may defend a territory to guard its food supply. With other species, such as cassowaries, the males fight over a territory in which to nest and rear their young. Territorial animals know exactly where the boundaries of their own territory lie.
What is the definition of territoriality?
Territoriality is a term associated with nonverbal communication that refers to how people use space (territory) to communicate ownership or occupancy of areas and possessions. The anthropological concept branches from the observations of animal ownership behaviors.