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Year : 2007 | Volume: 1 | Issue: 1 | Pages: 36-42

Foraging strategies of birds in partitioning of food resources in dry deciduous forest of Mudumalai Wildlife Sanctuary, Tamil Nadu, India.

Gokula1*, Lalitha Vijayan2

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Gokula*

Salim Ali Center for Ornithology and Natural History

  • 1. Salim Ali Center for Ornithology and Natural History
  • 2. Salim Ali Center for Ornithology and Natural History

Received on: 17/06/2015

Revised on: 01/01/1970

Accepted on: 01/01/1970

Published on: 17/06/2015

  • Gokula, Lalitha Vijayan (2007), Foraging strategies of birds in partitioning of food resources in dry deciduous forest of Mudumalai Wildlife Sanctuary, Tamil Nadu, India.. Scientific Transactions in Environment and Technovation, 1(1): 36-42. doi: 10

Abstract

This paper reports the resource partitioning of bird species in dry deciduous forest in Mudumalai Wildlife Sanctuary, Tamil Nadu, India. Resource partitioning was apparent among birds in the usage of eight foraging techniques, six substrates and 12 height categories identified in a 10 ha study plot. The major prey attack manoeuvres were sallying, pouncing and gleaning (foliage/wood). Birds showed more consistency in exploiting particular substrates for particular prey than other parameters like foraging method and height. The presence of distinct Lantana camara dominated shrub community resulted in specialization by Blyth&

Keywords

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