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Zoological Research
Kunming Institute of Zoology, Chinese Academy of Sciences
ISSN: 2095-8137
Vol. 31, No. 2, 2010, pp. 177-188
Bioline Code: zr10026
Full paper language: English
Document type: Research Article
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Zoological Research, Vol. 31, No. 2, 2010, pp. 177-188

 en Habitat Utilization and Feeding Biology of Himalayan Grey Langur ( Semnopithecus entellus ajex check for this species in other resources ) in Machiara National Park, Azad Jammu and Kashmir, Pakistan
Riaz, Aziz Minhas; Khawaja, Basharat Ahmed; Muhammad, Siddique Awan & Naeem, Iftikhar Dar

Abstract

Habitat utilization and feeding biology of Himalayan Grey Langur ( Semnopithecus entellus ajex check for this species in other resources ) were studied from April, 2006 to April, 2007 in Machiara National Park, Azad Jammu and Kashmir, Pakistan. The results showed that in the winter season the most preferred habitat of the langurs was the moist temperate coniferous forests interspersed with deciduous trees, while in the summer season they preferred to migrate into the subalpine scrub forests at higher altitudes. Langurs were folivorous in feeding habit, recorded as consuming more than 49 plant species (27 in summer and 22 in winter) in the study area. The mature leaves (36.12%) were preferred over the young leaves (27.27%) while other food components comprised of fruits (17.00%), roots (9.45%), barks (6.69%), flowers (2.19%) and stems (1.28%) of various plant species.

Keywords
Himalayan Grey Langur; Habitat; Food biology; Machiara National Park

 
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