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Foraging ecology of feral goats on the Isle of Rum, NW Scotland

Abstract:

We studied foraging ecology of feral goats (Capra hircus) on the Isle of Rum, Scotland, from June to November 2000. Grazing bout length varied greatly from 1 min to 460 min with mean duration being 103. 1 ± 15. 0 (SD) min. Adult males and females differed marginally significantly in feeding bout length with females having relatively longer feeding bouts (P=0.077). The average bite rate for feral goats was 46. 3 ± 0. 6 bites/min with significant variations between sexes (P=0.023) and among mon...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Experimental Psychology
Journal:
Acta Theriologica Sinica
Volume:
29
Issue:
2
Pages:
116-124
Publication date:
2009
ISSN:
1000-1050
URN:
uuid:3e8258ed-8112-4479-a6df-c7283411ad83
Source identifiers:
295871
Local pid:
pubs:295871

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