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The diet of bushpigs in a sugarcane agro-ecosystem.

Melton, D.A., Cooper, S.M. and Whittington, A. E., 1989. The diet of bushpigs in a sugarcane agro-ecosystem. South African Journal of Wildlife Research, 19 (1), 48 - 51.

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Bushpigs, Potamochoerus porcus, in a sugar-farming area of Natal, South Africa, were found to be omnivorous, but plant material dominated their diet year round. Sugar-cane stem was the main item identified in faeces collected on farmland during all seasons and in faeces from adjacent forest during winter and spring. Fruits were probably preferred to sugar cane by animals defecating in the forest during summer and autumn.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:agroecosystem; bush pig; crop damage; diet; Suidae
Group:Faculty of Science & Technology
ID Code:29344
Deposited By: Symplectic RT2
Deposited On:13 Jun 2017 08:52
Last Modified:14 Mar 2022 14:05


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