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Your Position :Home->Past Journals Catalog->2014 Vol.33 No.6

Feeding Habits of White-lipped Deer (Cervus albirostris) in A Semi-natural Enclosure of Tuole Nanshan
Author of the article:LI Bang1,2, LIN Gonghua1, XIE Jiuxiang1,2, YANG Chuanhua1,2, SU Jianping1*, ZHANG Tongzuo1*
Author's Workplace:(1. Northwest Institute of Plateau Biology, the Chinese Academy of Sciences, Xining 810001, China; 2. University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100049, China)
Key Words:food habits; fecal microhistological analysis; Cervus albirostris
Abstract:We studied the diet differences of white-lipped deer (Cervus albirostris) by fecal microhistological analysis in warm season (August) and cold season (December) in Qilian county, Qinghaiprovince. Fresh fecal samples were collected in 28th, August and 20th, December of 2011. The results showed that a total of 15 species (genera) belonging to 9 families were foraged by white-lipped deer. By checking the frequency of each plant fragments in fecal samples, we found that Cyperaceae, Gramineae, Leguminosae, Rosaceae and Polygonaceae were the main food and accounted for 92.8%±0.64% of the total. Cyperaceae was the main food throughout the year, and accounted for 71.75%±0.74%. Gramineae, Leguminosae, Polygonaceae and Rosaceae, which were foraged in quite high proportions annually, accounted for 13.4%±0.89%, 3.23%±0.37%, 2.19%±0.2%, 1.62%±0.29%, respectively. Moreover, white-lipped deer had a very intense diet selection, including only 15 species (genera) (belonging to 9 families) out of 68 species (belonging to 16 families) in total, 7 species (genera) appeared to be positive selections whereas 1 species (geneus) was a random selection and 4 species (genera) were negative selections.
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