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Daytime activity budgets of feral goats (Capra hircus) on the Isle of Rum: Influence of season, age, and sex

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The activity budgets of feral goats (Capra hircus) on the Isle of Rum, northwest Scotland, were studied from January to December in 1981 and from May to November in 2000. We investigated differences in activity patterns in relation to season, time of day, and age-sex classes of goats, and their possible causes. Since the goats spent the night sleeping (or resting) in caves or other sheltered sites, only diurnal activity budgets were considered. Activity patterns were very similar between the ...

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10.1139/z03-055

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Experimental Psychology
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Journal:
Canadian Journal of Zoology
Volume:
81
Issue:
5
Pages:
803-815
Publication date:
2003-05-01
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EISSN:
1480-3283
ISSN:
0008-4301
URN:
uuid:a78170bd-c229-4dd6-a8c8-0f884fa50e0a
Source identifiers:
278549
Local pid:
pubs:278549
Language:
English

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