An ethogram and activity budget of captive Sichuan takin (Budorcas taxicolor tibetana) with comparisons to other Bovidae

@inproceedings{Powell2013AnEA,
  title={An ethogram and activity budget of captive Sichuan takin (Budorcas taxicolor tibetana) with comparisons to other Bovidae},
  author={David M. Powell and Brandon Speeg and Sheng Li and Evan S. Blumer and William J McShea},
  year={2013}
}
Takins (Budorcas taxicolor) are large bovids native to Bhutan, China, northeast India, and northern Myanmar. There is no published comprehensive ethogram for takin and only minimal published data on their behavior. We used captive takin housed in large enclosures in various social groups, ad libitum observation, and video recordings to construct a behavioral repertoire comprising 9 behavioral categories and 24 individual behaviors. Additional 402 h of data collection from a mixed breeding herd… CONTINUE READING

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