oa Madoqua - Klipspringer (Oreotragus oreotragus) social structure and predator avoidance in a desert canyon
|Article Title||Klipspringer (Oreotragus oreotragus) social structure and predator avoidance in a desert canyon|
|© Publisher:||Namibian Ministry of Environment and Tourism|
|Affiliations||1 Desert Ecological Research Unit / Gobabeb, Walvis Bay.|
|Publication Date||Jan 1980|
|Pages||303 - 314|
|Keyword(s)||Breeding, Daily activities, Duetted alarm calls, Floods, Group dispersion, Habitat types, Neotragini antelopes, Predation, Social organisation, Solitary habits, Spatial cohesiveness, Synchronised activities, Vigilance and Water-holes|
Klipspringer, Oreotrogus oreotragus, were observed for 17 months (1976-78) in the Kuiseb River Canyon of the Namib Desert. The typical social group is a monogamously mated adult pair and one to two offspring. Daily activities of the Family group are highly synchronised, and individuals maintain spatial proximity throughout the day. Adult females initiate and Iead most group travel, including flight from potential danger.
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