Dietary selection by yakushima macaques (Macaca fuscata yakui): The influence of food availability and temperature

@article{Agetsuma2007DietarySB,
  title={Dietary selection by yakushima macaques (Macaca fuscata yakui): The influence of food availability and temperature},
  author={Naoki Agetsuma},
  journal={International Journal of Primatology},
  year={2007},
  volume={16},
  pages={611-627}
}
I examined dietary selection by Yakushima macaques (Macaca fuscata yakui)in relation to food availability and air temperature. Multiple regression analysis indicates that both food availability and temperature influenced the selection of foods. Feeding on young leaves, seeds, and flowers was affected more by availability, while feeding on fruits, mature leaves, and fallen seeds was affected more by temperature. Feeding on insects is strongly correlated with temperature,perhaps because… CONTINUE READING
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