+ Most Popular
Cunninghamia lanceolata plantations in China
Mammalian lairs in paleo ecological studies and palynology
Studies on technological possibilities in utilization of anhydrous milk fat for production of recombined butter-like products
Should right-sided fibroelastomas be operated upon?
Large esophageal lipoma
Apoptosis in the mammalian thymus during normal histogenesis and under various in vitro and in vivo experimental conditions
Poissons characoides nouveaux ou non signales de l'Ilha do Bananal, Bresil
Desensitizing efficacy of Colgate Sensitive Maximum Strength and Fresh Mint Sensodyne dentifrices
Administration of fluid by subcutaneous infusion: revival of a forgotten method
Tundra mosquito control - an impossible dream?
Schizophrenia for primary care providers: how to contribute to the care of a vulnerable patient population
Geochemical pattern analysis; method of describing the Southeastern limestone regional aquifer system
Incidence of low birth weights in a hospital of Mexico City
Graded management intensity of grassland systems for enhancing floristic diversity
Microbiology and biochemistry of cheese and fermented milk
The ember tetra: a new pygmy characid tetra from the Rio das Mortes, Brazil, Hyphessobrycon amandae sp. n. (Pisces, Characoidei)
Risk factors of contrast-induced nephropathy in patients after coronary artery intervention
Renovation of onsite domestic wastewater in a poorly drained soil
Observations of the propagation velocity and formation mechanism of burst fractures caused by gunshot
Systolic blood pressure in a population of infants in the first year of life: the Brompton study
Haematological studies in rats fed with metanil yellow
Studies on pasteurellosis. I. A new species of Pasteurella encountered in chronic fowl cholera
Dormancy breaking and germination of Acacia salicina Lindl. seeds
therapy of lupus nephritis. a two-year prospective study

Calling behaviour and its significance in Satyr Tragopan, Tragopan satyra (Galliformes: Phasianidae) in the Singhalila National Park, Darjeeling, India

Calling behaviour and its significance in Satyr Tragopan, Tragopan satyra (Galliformes: Phasianidae) in the Singhalila National Park, Darjeeling, India

Proceedings of the Zoological Society 55(1): 1-9

ISSN/ISBN: 0373-5893

Calls and displays appear to be the usual form of communication in galliformes. Advertisement calls, alarm calls, display calls and contentment calls have been described by varous workers. Satyr Tragopans are highly territorial and gave out loud calls in the form of a dawn chorus in the breeding season. The present study attempts to describe the general pattern of dawn calling in the Satyr Tragopan and assign probable fimction to the calls. The study was conducted in Singhalila National Park, between 1994-97. Call counts (Gaston 1980, Duke 1989) were used to generate date on the various aspects of the calling behaviour. April wd[back slash]as the most vocal month in 1995 and 1996 (U=2.69, p=0.071% U=3.38, p=0.007, Mann-Whitney U-test). The mean duration of the chorus was 20.7 min ([plus or minus]1.27, n=129) over all the trails and did not very significantly over April and May (calling season). The mean calling effort across all the trails was 4.05 ([plus or minus]0.32, n=129) and this was higher at the end of the calling period (April=3.70[plus or minus]0.23, n=1155 May=6.77[plus or minus]2.26, n=14) and this differed significantly between April and May (t=2.927, df=127, p=0.004). The mean number of bouts across all the trails was 1.40[plus or minus]0.05, n=159. The maximum number of calls was heard in the 0445 to 0500 hrs time period. The observations on the calling behaviour of Satyr Tragopan suggests that this exercise performs multiple functions like advertising fitness and resources availability in the territory, mate attraction and female retention.

Please choose payment method:

(PDF emailed within 1 workday: $29.90)

Accession: 010269697

Download citation: RISBibTeXText

Related references

Surveys of the Satyr Tragopan Tragopan satyra in the Singhalila National Park, Darjeeling, India using spring call counts. Bird Conservation International 8(4): 361-371, 1998

Predicting Climate-Driven Habitat Shifting of the near Threatened Satyr Tragopan (Tragopan Satyra; Galliformes) in the Himalayas. Avian Biology Research 11(4): 221-230, 2018

Studies on the behavioural pattern of the Satyr tragopan (Tragopan satyra) in captivity. Journal of Bengal Natural History Society 13(1): 63-66, 1994

Partial altitudinal migration of the Near Threatened satyr tragopan Tragopan satyra in the Bhutan Himalayas: implications for conservation in mountainous environments. Oryx 51(01): 166-173, 2017

Satyr Tragopan (Tragopan satyra (Linn.)). Avicultural Magazine 5: 3: 1, 1938

Complete mitochondrial genome of Cabot's tragopan, Tragopan caboti (Galliformes: Phasianidae). Genetics and Molecular Research: Gmr 9(2): 1204-1216, 2010

A study on the behaviours of Satyra tragopan Tragopan satyra in captivity in breeding season. Journal of Beijing Normal University (Natural Science). Dec; 354: 508-512, 1999

Schone und begehrte Huhnervogel: Satyr-Tragopane (Tragopan satyra). Gefiederte Welt 110(1): 12-14, 1986

Population Status of Western Horned Tragopan (Tragopan Melanocephalus) in Machaira National Park, Azad Jammu and Kashmir, Pakistan. Journal of Animal and Plant Sciences 28(5): 1542-1546, 2018

Providing artificial nest platforms for Cabot's tragopan Tragopan caboti (Aves: Galliformes): a useful conservation tool?. Oryx 39(2): 158-163, 2005

Ontogenetic changes of hindlimb muscle mass in Cabot's tragopan (Galliformes, Phasianidae) and their functional implications. Anatomical Record 304(12): 2841-2855, 2021

The display of the Satyra Tragopan Pheasant, Ceriornis satyra. Avicultural Magazine London, 3 153-155, 1912

Record of Blyth's tragopan Tragopan blythii from the Dafla hills, western Arunachal Pradesh, India. Tragopan 1(9): 20-22, 2003

Ecology of the red panda Ailurus fulgens in the Singhalila National Park, Darjeeling, India. Biological Conservation ch; 98(1): 11-18, 2001

Presence of Blyth's tragopan Tragopan blythii in Eagle Nest Wildlife Sanctuary, Arunachal Pradesh, India. Tragopan 1(7): 16-17, 2002