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Sex differences in feeding activity results in sexual segregation of feral goats

Abstract:

Sexual segregation is common in ungulates. We show, in a high latitude population of feral goats where behavioural synchrony and fission rates have been shown to be the best explanation for segregation, that it is differences explicitly in the feeding time requirements of the two sexes (but not those for other activities) that best explains the variations in monthly frequencies of segregation. However, this effect is less marked during winter months when short day length forces the time budge...

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Journal:
Ethology More from this journal
Volume:
114
Issue:
5
Pages:
444-451
Publication date:
2008-05-01
DOI:
EISSN:
1439-0310
ISSN:
0179-1613
Language:
English
Pubs id:
pubs:290408
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uuid:0c0e19b9-9e52-41ea-b448-3984b9b5ea1e
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pubs:290408
Source identifiers:
290408
Deposit date:
2013-11-17

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