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Predation, Predators, and Alarm Behaviors

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/9780520222915.003.0011
Predation, Predators, and Alarm Behaviors

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This chapter examines the predation and alarm behaviors in treeshrews. It explains that the chief antipredator strategy of treeshrews is to avoid being noticed, and they accomplish this by inconspicuous movements and by keeping undercover. Each treeshrew species can be identified by its distinctive alarm calls, and most alarm calling is accompanied by an upward flick of the tail to vertical.

Keywords: treeshrews; alarm behaviors; antipredator strategy; inconspicuous movements; alarm calling

Chapter.  2880 words. 

Subjects: Zoology and Animal Sciences

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