Patterns of Frugivory in Three West African Colobine Monkeys

  title={Patterns of Frugivory in Three West African Colobine Monkeys},
  author={A. G. Davies and John F. Oates and Georgina L. Dasilva},
  journal={International Journal of Primatology},
We studied the comparative feeding ecology of three species of colobus (Procolobus badius, Procolobus verus, and Colobus polykomos) on Tiwai Island, Sierra Leone. We collected dietary data on each species by scan-sampling habituated groups. Because these groups were observed in the same study area during overlapping time periods, the confounding effects of temporal and spatial variability in food availability were reduced. Our results show that the annual diets of the two larger species… CONTINUE READING
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