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Zoological Research
Kunming Institute of Zoology, Chinese Academy of Sciences
ISSN: 2095-8137
Vol. 27, No. 5, 2006, pp. 513-517
Bioline Code: zr06073
Full paper language: Chinese
Document type: Research Article
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Zoological Research, Vol. 27, No. 5, 2006, pp. 513-517

 en Habitat Selection of Tibetan Snow Cocks in Spring in Lhasa
LI Jia-qi, SHI Hong-quan, LIU Naifa


Habitat selection of Tibetan Snow Cocks in shrub vegetation was investigated in Lhasa, Tibet during March and April of 2005. Fourteen parameters have been measured, including: altitude, slope, slope aspect, position on slope, vegetation cover, plant type and other environmental parameters. The results showed that Snow Cocks like foraging in areas where the vegetation cover is small and close to residents' houses;Snow Cocks like roosting in areas where the vegetation coverage is low, grass types are few, the cover of grasses is low, with large rocks and close to residents' houses. From the results we found that the activities of Snow Cocks in research areas rely on human activities.

Tibetan Snow Cocks; Habitat selection; Spring season

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