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The introduced feral cat (Felis catus) is a widespread generalist with flexible social behaviour and an apex predator without major interspecific competitors in insular ecosystems that evolved in the absence of predators. Mechanistic definitions consider an animal's home range to be the spatial...

Author(s)
Recio, M. R.; Seddon, P. J.
Publisher
Springer Berlin, Heidelberg, Germany
Citation
Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology, 2013, 67, 12, pp 1971-1981
Abstract

The behaviour, body condition, parasite load and reproductive success of 7 multistallion and 12 single-stallion bands from the Kaimanawa feral horse (Equus caballus) population was recorded from August 1994 to March 1997. Mares were categorized as being loyal to a single stallion (SS) or a...

Author(s)
Linklater, W. L.; Cameron, E. Z.; Minot, E. O.; Stafford, K. J.
Citation
Animal Behaviour, 1999, 58, 2, pp 295-306
Abstract

Over 8 weeks from November to January, 2 groups of 12 yearling stags in Otago, New Zealand, were observed for activities, individual distances, weather conditions and use of shade from trees and shelter from windbreak cloth, at 5 min intervals for 4 h at dawn, noon, and dusk. Over 2 further weeks,...

Author(s)
Pollard, J. C.; Littlejohn, R. P.
Citation
New Zealand Veterinary Journal, 1999, 47, 3, pp 83-87
Abstract

Colonies of V. germanica and V. vulgaris constructed and maintained by the queen alone, before the emergence of workers (queen colonies), produced by queens that had been collected in New Zealand during 1994-95, were reared indoors in order to compare and quantify the growth and development of the...

Author(s)
Leathwick, D. M.
Citation
New Zealand Journal of Zoology, 1997, 24, 1, pp 17-23
Abstract

A behavioural study assessed the dominance structure of cattle and deer herds and the possible relationship of dominance to the risk of becoming infected with bovine tuberculosis. Five groups of cattle containing newly identified intradermal tuberculin test reactors were examined for the dominance...

Author(s)
Sauter, C. M.; Morris, R. S.
Citation
New Zealand Veterinary Journal, 1995, 43, 7, pp 301-305

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