The insectivorous-frugivorous diet of the golden-handed tamarin (Saguinus midas midas) in French Guiana

Pack, K.S. and Henry, O. and Sabatier, D. (1999) The insectivorous-frugivorous diet of the golden-handed tamarin (Saguinus midas midas) in French Guiana. Folia Primatologica, 70 (1). pp. 1-7. ISSN 0015-5713. (The full text of this publication is not available from this repository)

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Abstract

The diet of Saguinus midas is characterised by analysis of stomach contents samples on an annual and seasonal basis. The diet comprises significant proportions of both fruit and insects all year round, although fruit use shows important seasonal variations. The tamarins reduce their use of fruit resources during the peak fruiting season and instead exploit increased opportunities for insectivory, This is suggested to be a response to differences in gross fruit availability as a function of both fruiting patterns and the presence of competitors for the avaitable fruit resources.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled keywords: Saguinus midas; stomach contents; frugivory; insectivory; granivory; sympatrics
Subjects: Q Science
Q Science > QL Zoology
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Anthropology and Conservation > DICE (Durrell Institute of Conservation and Ecology)
Depositing User: F.D. Zabet
Date Deposited: 02 May 2009 17:29
Last Modified: 02 May 2009 17:29
Resource URI: http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/16428 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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