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Plantain Squirrel Callosciurus Notatiis In A Plantation Habitat

M.N. Hafidzi

Pertanika Journal of Tropical Agricultural Science, Volume 21, Issue 1, April 1998

Keywords: Actogram, Activity Pattern, Callosciurus Notatus, Oil Palm Plantation

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The Daily Activity Pattern Or Actogram Of Four Callosciurus Notatus In A Mixed Plantation Crop Of Oil Palm And Cacao Under Coconut In Peninsular Malaysia Was Determined By Using Radiotelemetry. Results Suggest That C. Notatus Exhibits A Daily Activity Pattern, From 0630 To 1730 With Several Peaks. Two Major Peaks Are Identified One At Daybreak (About 0730) And Another Before Midday (About 1130). The Two Peaks Were Followed By A Relative Cessation Of Activity In The Afternoon (1430 - 1630). A Third Smaller Peak Was Recorded In The Evening (1730). Individual Variation Exists As One Individual Showed Four Small Peaks Interspersed By S/Iort Periods Of Rest. The Multiple Peaks May Reflect The Foraging Strategy In Meeting Specific Dietary Needs. A Survey Of Stomach Contents Suggests That Insects Constitute The Preferred Item In The First Couple Of Hours And A Mixed Diet Of Insects And Plant

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