Foraging Behavior

  • Patrick Duncan
Part of the Ecological Studies book series (ECOLSTUD, volume 87)


Equids are very effective at extracting nutrients from forages, largely because of their high intake rates (Chapter 3). Most of the studies upon which this conclusion is based were carried out in the stable or laboratory, where the animals were provided with as much hay as they could eat. Free ranging animals must of course harvest their food for themselves from the forage available.


Time Budget Herb Layer Feeding Time Temporal Organization Forage Behavior 
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© Springer-Verlag New York Inc. 1992

Authors and Affiliations

  • Patrick Duncan
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  1. 1.Centre National de la Recherche ScientifiqueCentre d’Etudes Biologiques de ChizeVilliers-en-BoisFrance

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