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A Territorial Antelope : the Uganda Waterbuck.

Author: C Spinage
Publisher: Saint Louis : Elsevier Science, 2014.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A Territorial Antelope: The Uganda Waterbuck discusses anatomical, physiological, and behavioral organization from birth to death of waterbuck. Comprised of 12 chapters, the book focuses on the function and cause of the waterbuck's territorial behavior. After an introduction to the classification, distribution, and origins of waterbuck, the book discusses the topography, geology, vegetation, fauna, and methods of  Read more...
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Spinage, C.
A Territorial Antelope: The Uganda Waterbuck.
Saint Louis : Elsevier Science, ©2014
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: C Spinage
ISBN: 9780323154758 0323154751
OCLC Number: 1044713163
Description: 1 online resource (351 pages)
Contents: Front Cover; A Territorial Antelope: The Uganda Waterbuck; Copyright Page; Table of Contents; Preface; List of figures; List of plates; Chapter 1. Classification and Distribution of Waterbucks; Introduction; The Races of Waterbuck; The Species of Waterbuck; Origins of Waterbuck; Chapter 2. The Study Area; History; Topography and Geology; Vegetation; Fauna; The Main Study Areas; Chapter 3. Methods of Study; Introduction; Drug Capture; Recognition and Marking; Tooth Impressions; Measurements; Reactions of Captured Animals; Observations; Age Determination; Chapter 4. Growth and Senescence. IntroductionGrowth in Weight; Estimation Equations; Skeletal Growth; The Viscera; The Horns; The Teeth; Morphological Changes with Age; Longevity; Chapter 5. Reproduction and Reproductive Behaviour; Reproductive Anatomy and Physiology; Fetal Development and Birth Prediction; Time of Birth; Maternal Nutrition; Lactation; Events Leading to Mating; Chapter 6. Parturition and Maternal Behaviour; Introduction; Parturition; Behaviour of the Fawn; Weaning and Separation; Chapter 7. Population Structure and Factors Affecting Survival; Introduction; Waterbuck Survivorship; Factors Limiting Increase. Factors Affecting Fawn SurvivalFactors Affecting Adult Survival; Chapter 8. Population Density, Food Supply and Habitat Preference; Introduction; Waterbuck Densities; Sex Ratio; Changes in the Peninsula Population; The Overgrazed Study Area (Ogsa); Densities in Other Study Areas; Food and Feeding; Habitat Preference; Dependence Upon Water; Chapter 9. Daily Life; Introduction; Activity Rhythm; Movement; Reactions to Predators; Waterbuck Reactions; Relationships With Other Species; Chapter 10. Social Organization; Introduction; Doe Group Structure; Density Control; Home Range. Home Range Structure of the Peninsula and Ogsa AreasBachelor Buck Group Structure; Bachelor Group Size; Territorial Organization; Territorial Structure of the Peninsula; Territorial Structure of the Ogsa; Territory in the Kayanja Area; Territorial Organization at Extreme High Density; Chapter 11. Buck Behaviour; Territorial Boundaries; Repression of Aggression; Chapter 12. Territorial Concepts and Function; Introduction; Examples of Ungulate Territorial Organization; Theories of Territorial Behaviour; The Role of Territorial Behaviour; References; Index.

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A Territorial Antelope: The Uganda Waterbuck discusses anatomical, physiological, and behavioral organization from birth to death of waterbuck. Comprised of 12 chapters, the book focuses on the function and cause of the waterbuck's territorial behavior. After an introduction to the classification, distribution, and origins of waterbuck, the book discusses the topography, geology, vegetation, fauna, and methods of evaluation of this species. The following chapters focus on the biological aspects of waterbuck, including its growth and senescence; reproduction and reproductive behavior; and.

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