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Which of the following is the BEST example of competitive exclusion?

A

A red, male C. cardinalis competes for the same resource as the tan, female C. cardinalis , causing the female to go extinct.

B

P. caudatum and P. bursaria compete for the same resource causing both populations to increase.

C

When one species of warbler evolves to consume resources that are different than a similar species of warbler within the same ecological niche.

D

A tan, female C. cardinalis outcompetes a red, male C. cardinalis for the same resource within the same niche.

E

P. aurelia and P. caudatum compete for the same resource and both populations decrease.

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