Behavioural strategies of Wild bonnet macaques during natural foraging and provisioning(NIAS Report No. R1 - 99)

Ram, Sunita and Sinha, Anindya (1999) Behavioural strategies of Wild bonnet macaques during natural foraging and provisioning(NIAS Report No. R1 - 99). Report. National Institute of Advanced Studies, Bangalore.

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Abstract: Artificial provisioning of free-living primate groups usually leads to a significant increase in competition for these newly available resources. Are individuals, however, capable of adopting suitable behavioural strategies to alleviate such tension? We studied the changing patterns of social interactions between adult females of a wild group of bonnet macaques (Macaca radiata radiata) in the Mudumalai Wildlife Sanctuary, Tamil Nadu, under two conditions of foraging. The group spent approximately 66 % of the observation time foraging on their natural diet; during the remaining period they gathered provisioned food from tourists visiting the sanctuary. Behavioural observations primarily consisted of about 139 hours of focal animal sampling on the 9 adult females in the group.
Item Type: Monograph (Report)
Subjects: NIAS Resources > NIAS Lectures
Date Deposited: 23 Jan 2018 07:32
Last Modified: 17 Mar 2018 05:49
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    URI: http://eprints.nias.res.in/id/eprint/1403

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