Seasonal variation in feeding behavior, competition and female social relationships in a forest dwelling guenon, the blue monkey (Cercopithecus mitis stuhlmanni), in the Kakamega Forest, Kenya

@article{Pazol2005SeasonalVI,
  title={Seasonal variation in feeding behavior, competition and female social relationships in a forest dwelling guenon, the blue monkey (Cercopithecus mitis stuhlmanni), in the Kakamega Forest, Kenya},
  author={Karen Pazol and Marina Cords},
  journal={Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology},
  year={2005},
  volume={58},
  pages={566-577}
}
  • K. Pazol, M. Cords
  • Published 3 May 2005
  • Environmental Science
  • Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology
Socioecological models relate differences in feeding strategies to variation in the nature of female social relationships. Among the African forest guenons, females consume large quantities of fruit and other plant reproductive parts, resources which are thought to promote contest competition, yet these monkeys have been characterized as having agonistically undifferentiated relationships in which rank, if discernible at all, does not correlate with fitness benefits. To determine whether female… 
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