Ecological isolationSeparation of closely related species by their use of different habitat types or different parts of the same habitat. For example, the Blackbird Turdus merula, basically a woodland species, is largely isolated ecologically from its close relative the moorland-breeding Ring Ouzel T. torquatus.
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From Peter Weaver's Birdwatcher's Dictionary
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