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Daily activity budget of silver leaf monkeys (Trachypithecus cristatus) in Kuala Selangor Nature Park (KSNP), Selangor, Peninsular Malaysia

NUR ATIQAH TAHIR, AHMAD ISMAIL, FAID RAHMAN

Abstract


This study highlights the daily activity budget of Silver leaf monkey at Kuala
Selangor Nature Park. We followed a semi-habituated group (24 individuals) that lives inside the park for seven days/month for 12 months starting January 2014. Observation was conducted between 0700 hr and 1800 hr with 10 minutes of scanning time with a five minutes interval between observations. The results suggest that the Silvered leaf monkeys spent most of their times resting (55.73%), followed by feeding (20.55%), moving (14.18%), autogrooming (8.69%), allogrooming (2.06%), vocalization (1.01%), and agonistic interaction (0.41%). They also spent most of their times in the top and middle canopy with the percentage of 40% and 39% respectively. The findings can be used as a reference for future behavioral study in KSNP and also help to facilitate the species
management and conservation effort in general.


Keywords


Silver leaf monkey, daily activity budget, canopy use, ecology

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