• Dry season resource selection among sympatric ungulates in a tropical coastal landscape: implications for conservation and management

    6 days ago - By Springer

    Abstract
    Differential resource use by sympatric species mediates coexistence by specialising in individual ecological niches. We investigated the population, habitat use and dietary overlaps between wild ungulates, i.e., blackbuck Antilope cervicapra , chital Axis axis , domestic livestock and feral horse at Point Calimere Wildlife Sanctuary, India. The food habits and diet overlap of ungulates were estimated using the feeding site method and the density were estimated using distance sampling-based line transect approach. The estimated overall density (number of individuals per km 2  ± SE)...
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