Food Habits of Nilgai Antelope in Texas

  title={Food Habits of Nilgai Antelope in Texas},
  author={William J. Sheffield},
  journal={Journal of Range Management},
  • W. Sheffield
  • Published 1 May 1983
  • Geography
  • Journal of Range Management
A Zyear food habit study of the nil@ antelope (Boswlaphus tragocamehs) and its forage selections compared with white-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginiamy) and cattle was conducted in south Texas. Rumen analyses of 79 nilgai and 40 deer, collected on various feeding sites, and bite studies on the same sites using two captive nilgai and a trained steer showed no significant difference (IQO.05) in forage classes taken between the 2 methods. Nilgai preferred to feed on large open areas interspersed… 

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