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Vigilance Behavior of Cervus albirostris During Breeding Season in Chaqingsongduo White-lipped Deer National Nature Reserve, Sichuan
Author of the article:WANG Kaibao1, YOU Zhangqiang2, XIE Hongxin1, ZHENG Tiancai3, LI Zhongqiu1*
Author's Workplace:1. School of Life Sciences, Nanjing University, Nanjing 210023, China;
2. School of Life Sciences and Technology, Mianyang Normal University, Mianyang, Sichuan Province 621000, China;
3. Sichuan Chaqingsongduo White-lipped Deer National Nature Reserve Administration, Ganzi, Sichuan Province 626700, China
Key Words:Cervus albirostris; vigilance behavior; age and sex; sequential randomness; Sichuan Chaqingsongduo White-lipped Deer National Nature Reserve
Abstract:White-lipped deer (Cervus albirostris), which is categorized as Class Ⅰ nationally protected wildlife, is an endemic species to the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau and its adjacent regions. With the method of focal sampling, the vigilance behavior of C. albirostris during the breeding season (September and October, 2016) in Sichuan Chaqingsongduo White-lipped Deer National Nature Reserve were observed to investigate the determinants of individual vigilance and to verify whether the vigilance intervals are randomly distributed according to the assumptions of Pulliam's vigilance model. It was found that age and sex had a significant effect on individual vigilance behavior; fawns were more vigilant than adults, and females were more vigilant than males. However, we did not find any significant effect of human disturbance and within-group spatial position on the vigilance behavior of C. albirostris. Most of the vigilance intervals (93.4%) were randomly distributed, indicating that vigilance patterns of C. albirostris support the assumption of sequential randomness of Pulliam's model.
2018,37(3): 305-310,330 收稿日期:2018-01-11
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