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Behavioral Rhythm and Time Budget of Garrulax sannio Group in Urban during the Non-breeding Season
Author of the article: CHAI Luyan, ZHAO Luling, JI Weiwen, RAN Jianghong
Author's Workplace:(College of Life Sciences, Sichuan University, Key Laboratory of Bio-resources and Eco–environment Ministry of Education, Chengdu 610064, China)
Key Words:Garrulax sannio; behavioral rhythm; time budget; urban
Abstract:From October 15th, 2011 to January 3rd, 2012, October 15th to December 24th, 2012, behavioral rhythm and time budget of white-browed laughing thrush (Garrulax sannio) group during the non-breeding season were studied in Wangjiang Campus of Sichuan University, Chengdu, China. The results showed that during non-breeding seasons, white-browed laughing thrush clustered with the group size ranged from 5~14, and started activities (25.69±8.17) minutes before sunrise and roosted (40.23±4.16) minutes after sunset. The 5 main behaviors, foraging, moving, guarding, maintaining and social behaviors, had rhythm changes significantly. In the daytime, white-browed laughing thrush spent most time on foraging (52.04±6.10)%, and followed by moving (13.43±1.84)%, maintaining (13.11±3.39)%, social behaviors (10.89±2.26)% and guarding (10.53±1.23)%. These results suggested that living in groups, high frequency of guarding and high-strength internal contacts might be the underlying reasons that the white-browed laughing thrush could adapt to the urban habitat with high intensity of human interference.
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