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Activity Patterns

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/9780520222915.003.0007
Activity Patterns

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This chapter describes the daily activity patterns of treeshrews based on the recorded activities of radio-tagged individuals. It describes the length of active and resting period of treeshrews and suggests that rain is the main climatic event which influences animal activity. The findings reveal that the least-active species spent a mean of 8.7 hours each day in motion, while the most active averaged 11.44 hours in motion. The result also indicates that treeshrews spent little time with others, and that most of their activity seemed to be concerned with foraging or feeding.

Keywords: daily activity; treeshrews; resting period; rain; animal activity; foraging; feeding

Chapter.  4274 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Zoology and Animal Sciences

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