Antipredator behavior in troops of free-rangingLemur catta at Beza Mahafaly special reserve, Madagascar

@article{Sauther2007AntipredatorBI,
  title={Antipredator behavior in troops of free-rangingLemur catta at Beza Mahafaly special reserve, Madagascar},
  author={Michelle L. Sauther},
  journal={International Journal of Primatology},
  year={2007},
  volume={10},
  pages={595-606}
}
  • M. Sauther
  • Published 1 December 1989
  • Environmental Science
  • International Journal of Primatology
Observations of antipredator behavior in two troops of free-rangingLemur catta were made during a 13-month study ofL., catta feeding ecology. Both responses to and frequency of encounters with other species were recorded. Ringtailed lemur antipredator calls differentiated between terrestrial and avian predators. L. catta responded to the Madagascar harrier hawk (Polyboroides radiatus) and the Madagascar buzzard (Buteo brachypterus) in a specific manner that differed from their reaction to the… 
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