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Your Position :Home->Past Journals Catalog->2004 Vol.23 No.4

Home Range and Habitat Characteristics of Blood Pheasant in Summer
Author of the article:JIA Chen-xi1,2, ZHENG Guang-mei2, ZHOU Xiao-ping3, ZHANG He-min3
Author's Workplace:(1. Institute of Zoology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100080; 2. Department of Biology, Beijing Normal University; 3. Wolong Nature Reserve, Sichuan Province)
Key Words:Wolong Nature Reserve; blood pheasant (lthaginis cruentus); radio-telemetry; home range; habitat characteristics
Abstract:The home range and habitat characteristics of blood pheasant (lthaginis cruentus) in breeding season was studied in Wuyipeng area of Wolong Nature Reserve in Sichuan Province by radio-telemetry and field observations. In incubating period (May), the home range size of male was 31.90 hm2 and that of female 8.67 hm2. When female was incubating, the home rage of male was 28.11 hm2. The sizes of brood’s home range were 15.45 hm2 (June) and 17.33 hm2 (July). The home ranges of the neighbour pairs were overlapped. The activity of blood pheasant was related to the aspect and the ridge of a hill. In summer the birds preferred to living in the northern slope and eastern slope, which were related to the distribution of foods. Hotelling’s T2 test, MNOVA and Principal content analysis were used to compare the animal plots and the control plots in summer. The results showed that the birds preferred to living in shrubs or open ground in the forest where the cover was lower in breeding season.
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