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Observations on the Behaviours of Chinese Monal in Captive during the Breeding Season
Author of the article:YANG Ben-qing1#, DOU Liang2#, DENG Chun-guo1, MA Hong1, LI Gui-ren1
Author's Workplace:(1. Fengtongzhai National Nature Reserve, Baoxing, Sichuan Province 625700, China; 2. College of Life Sciences, Sichuan University, Chengdu 610064,China)
Key Words: Lophophorus lhuysii; behaviour; captivity breeding
Abstract:In 2003 and 2006, behaviours of Chinese monal (Lophophorus lhuysii) were observed in captivity at Fengtongzhai National Nature Reserve during the breeding season. Of the 48 480 observations with recorded behaviours, walking (32.34%), standing (12.78%), lying (16.32%) and roosting (16.52%) behaviours were mostly occurred, preening (2.65%), feeding (8.01%) and looking (9.56%) behaviours were less observed. The courtship display of L. lhuysii was very inimitable, and the copulating behaviour was less than 5 seconds. Female laid eggs very quickly, only several seconds. In general, there are remarkable differences in the breeding and non-breeding behaviours between the wild and captive Chinese monals.
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