oa Madoqua - Aggressive behaviour of oryx antelope at water-holes in the Etosha National Park
|Article Title||Aggressive behaviour of oryx antelope at water-holes in the Etosha National Park|
|© Publisher:||Namibian Ministry of Environment and Tourism|
|Affiliations||1 Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences, Texas A&M University College Station, Texas, USA|
|Publication Date||Jan 1980|
|Pages||271 - 302|
|Keyword(s)||Chase, Contacts with horns, Contagion, Dominance displays, Enlarging individual distances, Environmental stress, Erect posture, Fight, Group activities, Intersexual interactions, Parrying manoeuvres, Sparring matches, Taking offense, Threat and Water-holes|
In June and July 1978, 584 agonistic encounters of Oryx gazella were recorded in Etosha National Park. Generally, the fighting techniques and the displays were the same as in Oryx beisa (Walther 1958, 1978a); however, a particular display, the ""symbolic stab over the shoulder"", seemed to be unique in Oryx gazella. AIl the lights were horn-to-horn contacts. Body attacks were rare. Among adult bulls, one-sided displays decided many of the encounters.
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