Scientific guide “Behaviour and ecology of the Eurasian lynx” has been revealed – Zoology by Vadim Sidorovich

This scientific guide offers the outcomes of the long-term research on the Eurasian lynx Lynx lynx in Belarus, primarily in Naliboki Forest and Paazierre Forest. Inhabitants construction, breeding, weight loss program and prey provide in addition to the number of behavioural traits had been thought of. Amongst behavioural questions there have been investigated sociality, searching modes, mating and denning behaviour, territorial marking, sheltering and interspecific interference. The monograph presents not solely the regional features of lynx biology, but in addition consists of many new findings for the Eurasian lynx general.

Among the many new findings in our research on the Eurasian lynx, I wish to briefly checklist them:
(1) Patched dwelling vary in reference to the prevailing mode of searching, primarily from ambuscades in sure spots. Such searching spots are located in a number of housing areas inside dwelling vary. Regarding grownup males, within the chilly season a patched construction of their dwelling ranges can also be related with wants of standard guarding of thickets which are appropriate for mating; and so they begin guarding such habitats since late autumn;
(2) Sophisticated mating-related behaviour in lynxes. Very often winter housing areas of grownup males are prey-poor, and that’s related with their precedence of guarding of related thickets for mating. When a feminine in warmth searches for an grownup male with related thickets, it’s a prevailed means of pairing in mating season. Repeated mating i.e. copulation with two males is just not uncommon in lynxes;
(3) Strikingly distinctive searching and marking days in grownup males. There are two sorts of searching days in males resembling ambush trying to find themselves in housing areas and lively (moving-stalking) foraging for moms with kittens. Fundamental territorial marking is carried out throughout particular marking days, when grownup males vary outstandingly rather a lot nearly with out searching;
(4) In non-mating seasons grownup females (specifically moms with kittens) mark primarily just a few housing areas, the place they principally keep;
(5) Grownup and subadult lynxes had been discovered surprisingly social even in non-mating seasons. Lynx couple (grownup male with subadult or grownup feminine collectively) and mom with kittens of the 12 months that accepted a subadult are ordinary phenomenon in social construction of lynxes;
(6) Particulars (dens, timing, care) of denning in lynxes are thought of. An lively function (defending housing space of mom, some foraging) of grownup male (doable father) is substantiated;
(7) Prevailed watching-based searching modes of lynxes with implication for fairly excessive day by day meals intakes;
(8) Pronounced tree-related habits in lynxes in reference to goals of territorial and mating calls, ambush searching, avoiding of blood-sucking bugs, protected sheltering of kittens;
(9) Inhabitants-wide feeding specializations and individual-distinctive diets in connecting with dynamics of prey inventory;
(10) Effectivity of searching by subadults as a inhabitants bottleneck;
(11) Grownup male lynxes as killers of weak wolves and respective destructive impact for the wolf inhabitants;
(12) Greater number of lynx marking (than identified up-to-date) in its efficiency and function in addition to response of different mammals on lynx marking;
(13) Predominantly forest-dwelling behaviour of lynxes associated to wolf presence and a swap to openings, when wolves turn into uncommon;
(14) Drastic impact of killing of crimson foxes and raccoon canines by lynxes on these sufferer species populations.

The monograph was reviewed by Prof. dr habil. Krzysztof Schmidt from Mammal Analysis Institute, Polish academy of Sciences, Białowieża, Poland.

You’ll find the pdf-file of the guide in each Google Books and Analysis Gate.

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