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

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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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University of Liverpool
Department:
School of Biological Sciences
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University of Liverpool
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Robin I. M. Dunbar
Publisher:
Wiley-Blackwell Publisher's website
Journal:
Ethology Journal website
Volume:
114
Issue:
5
Pages:
444-451
Publication date:
2008-05-05
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1439-0310
ISSN:
0179-1613
URN:
uuid:f4f974e3-9007-4b94-bbdc-0ed259ec68cf
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ora:3310
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English
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