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Changing patterns of behaviour during the early stages of bonnet monkeyMacaca radiata

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The behaviour of forty infants in five free-living groups of bonnet monkeys (Macaca radiata), was studied from birth to fifteen months of age. The total age period was divided into seven age-levels. The percentage of 20-sec intervals for each category and pattern of behaviour is reported for each age-level. With the growing up of the infant, the environment-oriented behaviours increased, whereas interactions with the mother decreased.

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Singh, M., Prakash, P. & Pirta, R.S. Changing patterns of behaviour during the early stages of bonnet monkeyMacaca radiata . Proc. Indian Acad. Sci. (Anim. Sci.) 89, 101–108 (1980). https://doi.org/10.1007/BF03179149

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Keywords

  • Adaptive behaviour
  • fitness
  • one-zero sampling
  • socialization
  • social play
  • sociobiology