Social cohesion and foraging decrease with group size in fallow deer (Dama dama)

Abstract

We studied the impact of group size on foraging behaviour and level of movement synchronisation among female herdmates of a fallow deer population in Central Italy. Both proportion of foraging events and movement synchronisation decreased with increasing group size. The proportion of foraging events was higher for animals on the edge of the group than for… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s00265-005-0012-0

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