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Term Specialist species

A species with a narrow ecological niche. It can live in only one type of habitat, tolerate a narrow range of weather conditions and other environmental situations, and ingest only one type of food. An example of a specialist species is the Hispaniolan crossbill (loxia megaplaga), an endemic species in Hispaniola which feeds only on the seeds of the Creole pine (Pinus occidentalis).


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