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Nesting Behavior

Louise H. Emmons

in Tupai

Published by University of California Press

Published in print December 2000 | ISBN: 9780520222915
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780520925045 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1525/california/9780520222915.003.0006
Nesting Behavior

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This chapter examines the nesting behavior and maternal-care system in treeshrews. It explains that treeshrews' nest site and the nest itself are primary defenses against exposure and predation, and suggests that the absentee maternal-care system of treeshrews is linked to their nesting behavior as young are placed in one nest and their mother uses another. The chapter describes the nesting sites, the use of sleeping sites, and the nest-building strategies of treeshrews.

Keywords: nesting behavior; maternal-care system; treeshrews; nest site; primary defenses; nesting sites

Chapter.  6083 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Zoology and Animal Sciences

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