Rank differences in energy intake rates in white-faced capuchin monkeys, Cebus capucinus: the effects of contest competition

  title={Rank differences in energy intake rates in white-faced capuchin monkeys, Cebus capucinus: the effects of contest competition},
  author={Erin R Vogel},
  journal={Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology},
  • E. Vogel
  • Published 4 May 2005
  • Psychology
  • Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology
The effect of aggressive competition over food resources on energy intake rate is analyzed for individuals of three groups of 25–35 white-faced capuchin monkeys, Cebus capucinus, living in and near Lomas Barbudal Biological Reserve, Costa Rica. An individual’s energy intake rate on a given food species was affected by its rank and the number of agonistic interactions within the feeding tree. Dominant group members had higher energy intake rates relative to subordinate group members whether or… 
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