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[Seasonal feeding site selection of the Nonggang Babbler (Stachyris nonggangensis) in Nonggang, Guangxi, China].
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  23019023     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
We investigated the feeding sites of the Nonggang Babbler (Stachyris nonggangensis) during three time periods (July-September, 2010; November-December, 2010; January-February, 2011) in Nonggang National Nature Reserve, Guangxi, China with the line transect method and sampling method. Principal component analysis of the data identified that the feeding sites in the rainy season were dominated by factors consisting of tree layer, the layer of fallen leaves and the herb layer; whereas the feeding sites in the dry season were dominated by factors dependant on terrain, herb layer and shrub layer. The results of a circular distribution analysis showed that the Nonggang Babbler preferred feeding sites with a gentle slope in both the rainy season and dry season. The tests of differences of the variables between used and control plots indicated that with low arbor coverage in the rainy season, whereas with a low slope position, high shrub and thick fallen leaves in the dry season. In comparison with the rainy season, the feeding sites in the dry season tended to be at lower altitude, to have a lower slope position, lower grass coverage, and to be covered with a larger and thicker bed of fallen leaves. A logistic regression analysis suggested that altitude, slope, and shatter cover were the most important factors influencing feeding site selection in the rainy season. Slope position, arbor cover, grass cover, and the thickness of the shatter cover were the most important factors influencing feeding site selection in the dry season.
Gang Yang; Zhou Lu; Chen-Xing Yu; Ai-Wu Jiang; Yuan-Jun Meng; Fang Zhou
Publication Detail:
Type:  English Abstract; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Dong wu xue yan jiu = Zoological research / "Dong wu xue yan jiu" bian ji wei yuan hui bian ji     Volume:  33     ISSN:  0254-5853     ISO Abbreviation:  Zool. Res.     Publication Date:  2012 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-09-28     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100961499     Medline TA:  Dongwuxue Yanjiu     Country:  China    
Other Details:
Languages:  chi     Pagination:  433-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
College of Animal Science and Technology, Guangxi University, Nanning 530005, China.
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