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ZOOLOGICAL RESEARCH    2010, Vol. 31 Issue (2) : 177-188     DOI: 10.3724/SP.J.1141.2010.02177
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Habitat Utilization and Feeding Biology of Himalayan Grey Langur (Semnopithecus entellus ajex) in Machiara National Park, Azad Kashmir, Pakistan

Riaz Aziz Minhas 1,*, Khawaja Basharat Ahmed 2, Muhammad Siddique Awan 2, Naeem Iftikhar Dar 3

1. World Wide Fund for Nature-Pakistan (WWF-Pakistan) AJK Office Muzaffarabad, Azad Kashmir 13100, Pakistan;

2. Department of Zoology, University of Azad Jammu and Kashmir Muzaffarabad, Azad Kashmir 13100, Pakistan;

3. Department of Wildlife and Fisheries, Government of Azad Jammu and Kashmir, Muzaffarabad, Azad Kashmir 13100, Pakistan

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Habitat utilization and feeding biology of Himalayan Grey Langur (Semnopithecus entellus ajex) were studied from April, 2006 to April, 2007 in Machiara National Park, Azad Kashmir (Pakistan). The results showed that in the winter season the most preferred habitat of the langurs was the moist temperate coniferous forests interspersed with deciduous trees, while in the summer season they preferred to migrate into the subalpine scrub forests at higher altitudes. Langurs were folivorous in feeding habit, recorded as consuming more than 49 plant species (27 in summer and 22 in winter) in the study area. The mature leaves (36.12%) were preferred over the young leaves (27.27%) while other food components comprised of fruits (17.00%), roots (9.45%), barks (6.69%), flowers (2.19%) and stems (1.28%) of various plant species.
Keywords Himalayan Grey Langur      Habitat      Food biology      Machiara National Park     
Corresponding Authors: Riaz Aziz Minhas   
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Riaz Aziz Minhas,*,Khawaja Basharat Ahmed,Muhammad Siddique Awan,Naeem Iftikhar Dar. Habitat Utilization and Feeding Biology of Himalayan Grey Langur (Semnopithecus entellus ajex) in Machiara National Park, Azad Kashmir, Pakistan. ZOOLOGICAL RESEARCH, 2010, 31(2): 177-188.
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