Wendy A. Birky

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We studied temporal variation in affiliative behavior among adults in 2 multimale groups of wild Taiwanese macaques from 2 different populations: one in Southern Taiwan, and one in Northern Taiwan. Although the study areas differed dramatically in their elevation, average temperatures, and rainfall patterns, both populations displayed marked similarities.(More)
Feeding-related agonism among wild female Taiwanese macaques was investigated in two study groups at ecologically diverse sites (Fu-shan and Ken-ting) to determine whether contest-feeding competition was present in these groups. Females that contest for food within a primate group are hypothesized to form dominance hierarchies and tend to be philopatric. In(More)
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