Vigilance Efficiency and Behaviour of Bohor Reedbuck Redunca redunca (Pallas 1767) in a Savanna Environment of Pendjari Biosphere Reserve (Northern Benin)

@inproceedings{Djagoun2013VigilanceEA,
  title={Vigilance Efficiency and Behaviour of Bohor Reedbuck Redunca redunca (Pallas 1767) in a Savanna Environment of Pendjari Biosphere Reserve (Northern Benin)},
  author={Chabi A. M. S. Djagoun and Bruno Djossa and Guy Apollinaire Mensah and Brice Sinsin},
  year={2013}
}
Abstract. This study was performed to gain more knowledge about the Bohor reedbuck time budget and vigilance in a savanna habitat. Detailed data on the time-budget were collected through focal animal observation technique to determine whether the time budget activities of Bohor reedbuck was affected by vegetation cover and to test if herd size, position in herd, the age and sex affect vigilance efficiency. We fit generalized linear mixed-effect models to assess how herd size, sex, animal… 

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