Redwing blackbirds (the below information is based on the individual circled in the image). An area where lots of mates like to hang out. They decide on factors that contribute to their choice of where to live and those decisions converge on a home range: the home range would be the weeds that it"s currently in. The territory is the central part of the weeds. Habitat selection: in this course, we have used optimality models and cost benefit analyses. For habitat choice, ideal free distributions are used. Certain species live in particular places: opportunities for successful reproduction is one of the major deciding factors. Individual a on patch 1 gets ousted out or moves to patch 2 due to competition. But because he"s the first individual at patch 2, he accrues all the resources: the red line indicates that the patches are of equal benefit at that point. In this scenario, patch b is better than patch a.