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  • Title
    Food habits of the Leopard Panthera pardus in Dachigam National Park, Kashmir, India
    Type
    Journal Article
    Description
    Food habits of the Leopard Panthera pardus were studied in Dachigam National Park from August 2003 - to July 2005 by analyzing 96 scats. The scats were collected by walking regular transects in the field. Scat analysis examination showed that dog (21%), langur (21%), hangul (18.4%) and rodents (15.7%) were the major constituents of the leopard diet, with cattle, sheep and goats contributing significantly (18.3%) during summer months. Serow (0.8%) and birds (0.8%) were least represented in the diet of the leopard.
    Attribution
    Shah G.M., Jan U., Bhat B.A., Ahmad F., Ahmad J. (2009). Journal of Threatened Taxa 3(1) pp. 184-185; doi:10.11609/JoTT.o1833.184-5
  • Title
    Observations on rutting behaviour of Hangul Deer Cervus elaphus hanglu (Cetartiodactyla: Cervidae) in Dachigam National Park, Kashmir, India
    Type
    Journal Article
    Description
    Observations on seasonal rutting behaviour of Hangul Deer Cervus elaphus hanglu were recorded in Dachigam National Park (DNP) during the years 2005 to 2007. A total of 24 breeding herds were seen. The size of the herd varied from 2-5, and usually comprised of one large stag and one or more hinds. The rutting season commenced in the main valley of lower Dachigam by late September and extended up to the first week of November. The peak was from October 9 to 20. The stags in rut became intolerant of each other and separated. The most conspicuous feature of the rut was the reverberating resonant roars by stags. The courtship behaviour was observed on six occasions and only mature stags (8-tined and above) were involved in courtship. Various anthropogenic activities in the habitat were found to impair the rutting behaviour of deer.
    Attribution
    Bhat B.A., Shah G.M., Jan U., Ahangar F.A., Fazili M.F (2009). Journal of Threatened Taxa 6(1) pp. 355-357; doi:10.11609/JoTT.o2125.355-7
  • Title
    Diets of Hangul Deer Cervus elaphus hanglu (Cetartiodactyla: Cervidae) in Dachigam National Park, Kashmir, India
    Type
    Journal Article
    Description
    Seasonal variations in the diets of Hangul Deer Cervus elaphus hanglu in Dachigam National Park (DNP) were determined by analyzing 95 freshly collected pellet samples. The pellets were collected along well defined transects during a two year study from January 2005 to December 2006. The diets showed marked seasonal variations. The spring diet was constituted by forbs (45.2%), shrubs (24%), grasses (20%) and climbers (10.7%). In summer forbs accounted for 42.7% of the diet, trees 38%, grasses 14.3% and shrubs 4.8%. Except the lone representation of forb species (5.6%) the autumn diet was mainly represented by shrubs (75%) and trees (19.4%). The winter diet was constituted by trees (35.6%), shrubs (28.6%), forbs (21.3%), grasses (8.6%) and climbers (5.8%).
    Attribution
    Shah G.M., Jan U., Bhat B.A., Ahangar F.A. (2009). Journal of Threatened Taxa 7(1) pp. 398-400; doi:10.11609/JoTT.o2186.398-400