The behaviour of California ground squirrels

  title={The behaviour of California ground squirrels},
  author={D. Owings and M. Borchert and R. Virginia},
  journal={Animal Behaviour},
  • D. Owings, M. Borchert, R. Virginia
  • Published 1977
  • Biology
  • Animal Behaviour
  • Abstract This report describes the general behaviour patterns, spacing patterns and alarm vocalizations of California ground squirrels ( Spermophilus beecheyi ) as observed in three successive springs of research. Functions are suggested for most behaviour patterns. Males maintain home ranges relatively exclusive of other males via site-specific aggression. Female home ranges overlap extensively with those of other females, and defence is confined to the immediate vicinity of the burrow. Both… CONTINUE READING
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