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Food selection in the blesbok on pasture with low plant diversity

  • 1983
  • Issue: 1
  • Volume: 13
W. Killian & N. Fairall Page: 38 - 40

Factors influencing food plant selection by the blesbok (Damaliscus dorcas) were studied in an area with simple plant composition. Dicanthium pyllosum leaves were specifically selected by the blesbok. Cuticle analysis gave a ratio of 1 Dicanthium to 1,85 of all…

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