Influences of parturition on home range and microhabitat use of female black-faced impalas

Matson, T. K., Putland, D. A., Jarman, P. J., Le Roux, J. and Goldizen, A. W. (2007) Influences of parturition on home range and microhabitat use of female black-faced impalas. Journal of Zoology, 271 3: 318-327. doi:10.1111/j.1469-7998.2006.00216.x


Author Matson, T. K.
Putland, D. A.
Jarman, P. J.
Le Roux, J.
Goldizen, A. W.
Title Influences of parturition on home range and microhabitat use of female black-faced impalas
Journal name Journal of Zoology   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0952-8369
Publication date 2007-01-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1111/j.1469-7998.2006.00216.x
Volume 271
Issue 3
Start page 318
End page 327
Total pages 10
Editor Boyd, I.
Gittleman, J.
Clutton-Black, J.
Elwood, R.
Place of publication Oxford
Publisher Blackwell Publishing
Language eng
Subject C1
270706 Life Histories (incl. Population Ecology)
770703 Living resources (flora and fauna)
Abstract The use of home ranges and microhabitats by female black-faced impalas Aepyceros melampus petersi was investigated using radio-telemetry over a 4-month period that coincided with parturition at Ongava Game Reserve, north-west Namibia. The aim of the study was to test how ranging patterns and microhabitat use were affected by the presence of young. The mean minimum convex polygon (MCP) home range of the 11 tracked female black-faced impalas exceeded the largest of home ranges of impalas elsewhere by at least six times, and females used significantly larger total ranges (MCPs) after birth, although (50% kernel) core areas did not change significantly. Females were more likely to be solitary or alone with a lamb in the first week of their lambs' lives than in the periods after or before that time, and they both shifted their home ranges and changed their microhabitat use after parturition. Decisions on microhabitat and space use by female black-faced impalas appeared to be affected by parturition.
Keyword Zoology
black-faced impala
Namibia
home range
microhabitat use
parturition
White-tailed Deer
Etosha National-park
Habitat Use
Sexual Segregation
Aepyceros-melampus
Predation Risk
Roe Deer
Selection
Behavior
Hybridization
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code

 
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