Diurnal variation in preorbital gland scent marking behaviour of captive male Indian Blackbuck (Antelope cervicapra L.) and its territorial significance

@article{Rajagopal2011DiurnalVI,
  title={Diurnal variation in preorbital gland scent marking behaviour of captive male Indian Blackbuck (Antelope cervicapra L.) and its territorial significance},
  author={Thangavel Rajagopal and A. Manimozhi and Govindaraju Archunan},
  journal={Biological Rhythm Research},
  year={2011},
  volume={42},
  pages={27 - 38}
}
Scent marking is a common behaviour among mammals, which involves the deposition of a pheromone, intended to elicit a response from conspecifics. The present study is aimed to establish the diurnal profile of the distribution of scent marking behaviour and its influence of the marker. The frequency of preorbital gland scent marking behaviour was observed in territorial and non-territorial male Indian blackbucks on 72 days, over a period of 18 weeks, starting data collection at 06.00 and… Expand
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