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Migratory and Sedentary Behavior Patterns of Sika Deer in Honshu and Kyushu, Japan

  • Tsuneaki Yabe
  • Seiki Takatsuki

We review migration and home range use in Honshu and Kyushu. Sika deer in the northern areas showed seasonal up-down elevation movements (migration), though some sedentary deer were known. The home ranges often exceeded 1 km2. Annual home range sizes of sedentary deer and seasonal ranges of “shifting” animals in the southern populations did not exceed 1 km2. Home ranges of males were larger than those of females with some exceptions.

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Home Range Home Range Size Sika Deer Dwarf Bamboo Chiba Prefecture 
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  • Tsuneaki Yabe
    • 1
  • Seiki Takatsuki
    1. 1.Kyushu Research CenterForestry and Forest Products Research InstituteKumamotoJapan

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