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  • Challenge Question #4 (c/o nheilman@oak.kcsd.k12.pa.us)

    Kathy J Hope (khope@oak.kcsd.k12.pa.us)
    Tue, 11 Mar 1997 00:48:32 -0500 (EST)

    I think that male robins return first so that they can establish
    the best possible territories and attract the best females as their mates.
    I have also learned from my research that it is usually the older male
    robin who leads the way. The advantages of arriving early are the ability
    to find the best territory, taking advantage of a plentiful food supply,
    and being present when the first females arrive. The major disadvantages
    would be that the ground would be too cold to get worms for food and
    adverse weather such as snow and cold temperatures could endanger their

    Ms. Heilman's 7th grade class
    Lock Haven High School, PA