Fruit selection of a binturong (Arctictis binturong) by focal animal sampling in Sabah, Malaysian Borneo

Miyabi Nakabayashi, and Abdul Hamid Ahmad, and Shiro Kohshima, (2016) Fruit selection of a binturong (Arctictis binturong) by focal animal sampling in Sabah, Malaysian Borneo. Mammalia, 81 (1). pp. 107-110. ISSN 1864-1547

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Abstract

We investigated fruit selection of a radio-collared female binturong (Arctictis binturong pageli Schwarz, 1911) by focal animal sampling in Sabah, Malaysian Borneo. We recorded seven food species from 12 feeding trees over 16 months. The radio-collared binturong fed only ripe fig fruits (Ficus spp., Moraceae), suggesting that her diet largely depended on figs. As the present study was based on only one female individual, more efforts are needed to elucidate the feeding ecology of this cryptic carnivore.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Arctictis binturong, Ficus, frugivory, fruit preference, radio-telemetry
Subjects: Q Science > QH Natural history
Depositing User: Munira
Date Deposited: 19 Apr 2018 03:28
Last Modified: 19 Apr 2018 03:28
URI: http://eprints.ums.edu.my/id/eprint/19900

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