Factors influencing food collection behaviour of Brants' whistling rat (Parotomys brantsii): a central place forager

@article{Jackson2001FactorsIF,
  title={Factors influencing food collection behaviour of Brants' whistling rat (Parotomys brantsii): a central place forager},
  author={T. P. Jackson},
  journal={Journal of Zoology},
  year={2001},
  volume={255},
  pages={15-23}
}
  • T. P. Jackson
  • Published 1 September 2001
  • Environmental Science
  • Journal of Zoology
The hypothesis that Brants' whistling rat Parotomys brantsii is a central place forager, whose foraging decisions are modified by (a) predation risk, (b) time of day, and (c) food choice, was tested. Field observations showed that whistling rats followed central place foraging rules for a single-prey loader and much of their food material was brought back to burrow entrances to feed on, with larger food items being carried back greater distances than small ones. Small food items were consumed… 
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