Diurnal activity budgeting of Large Whistling Teal Dendrocygna bicolor (Vieillot, 1816) (Anseriformes: Anatidae) in Deepor Beel wetlands, Assam, India

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J. Das
H. Deka
P.K. Saikia


Diurnal activity budgets of the Large Whistling Teal Dendrocygna bicolor were quantified in Deepor Beel wetlands from March 2007 to January 2008. The study revealed that the Large Whistling Teal utilized 36.1% of time in resting, 37.1% in locomotion, 21.8% of diurnal time in feeding and 3.9% of diurnal time for preening activity. The teal spent <1% time in each, of alert and aggressive behaviours.

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