K-Strategist #2

K -strategists are animals that generally have larger bodies (although there are some exceptions, such as this woodpecker). They can produce several times throughout life, and produce only a few offspring at once. Since their environments are usually stable, they don’t need to worry about making more offspring to increase survival chances. The few offspring that they produce have longer life spans, take longer to mature, and are cared for by their parents longer. This woodpecker in the tree is an example of a K-strategist. Although it is small compared to humans, it is big in relation to r-strategists. It is hard to see in this picture because of all the leaves. The red dot is its head, and the rest of its body follows.


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