The gibbons of Siberut by Tony Whitten

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Published by J.M. Dent in London .

Written in English

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  • Indonesia,
  • Siberut.


  • Gibbons.,
  • Natural history -- Indonesia -- Siberut.

Edition Notes

Includes index.

Book details

StatementTony Whitten ; foreword by Sir Peter Scott.
LC ClassificationsQL737.P96 W46 1982
The Physical Object
Paginationxii, 207 p., [8] p. of plates :
Number of Pages207
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL3882848M
ISBN 100460044761
LC Control Number81210410

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This is the first long-term study of the factors influencing the singing activity of Kloss gibbons within a northern Siberut Island population and follows two previous studies in central Siberut. They are currently based in Bali and working on a detailed study of the ecology of Java and Bali; their previous books include ecological studies of Sumatra and Sulawesi, Asian Animals in Danger, The Gibbons of Siberut, and The Freshwater Fishes of Sumatra, Borneo, Java, and s: 4.

Behav.,30, HOME RANGE USE BY KLOSS GIBBONS (HYLOBATES KLOSSII) ON SIBERUT ISLAND, INDONESIA BY ANTHONY J. WHITTEN Sub-dept. of Veterinary Anatomy, University of Cambridge, Tennis Court Road, Cambridge CB2 1 QS Abstract. A home range is a reservoir of resources which are distributed throughout its area and joined by pathways.

A recent study suggests theregibbons in the Mentawai Islands (18, in Siberut alone), down from an estima (or 36, in Siberut) in (Whittaker a. Its comprehensive text was written by two naturalists who have spent many years studying and writing about the country's ecology, while its stunning photographs were taken especially for the book by one of the world's leading natural history text starts with an overview The gibbons of Siberut book the land and people of Indonesia and an introduction to its particular conservation problems.

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We propose that gibbons may have spread across the Mentawai islands at a considerably later date than the other non-human primates. This and a longer generation span in gibbons may explain why only Kloss's gibbons do not exhibit distinct taxa on Siberut and the more southern islands of Mentawai.

Although Kloss gibbons and Siberut macaques are both mainly frugivorous, Siberut macaques have a broader diet (i.e. also feed on herbs, mushrooms, sap and resin, pith etc) and The gibbons of Siberut book overlap between the two species seems low (only %, i.e.

10 out of 39 fruit species recorded for Kloss gibbons (Whitten a) were also used by Siberut. Gibbons (family Hylobatidae) are generally described as monogamous, frugivorous, arboreal, and territorial apes and inhabit tropical and subtropical forests of South and Southeast Asia (Marshall and Sugardjito ; Leighton ; Chivers ; Geissmann ).All gibbon species are known to produce elaborate, loud, long, and stereotyped patterns of vocalization often referred to as “songs.

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During 2 years spent conducting ecological fieldwork on Siberut, the largest and most northerly of the four Mentawai Islands in Indonesia, incidental observations were made of the Mentawai macaque. The Mentawai macaque has been considered variously as a full species similar in some respects to the long-tailed macaque and as a subspecies of the pig-tailed macaque.

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Diet and feeding behaviour of kloss gibbons on Siberut Island, Indonesia. Folia Primatol (Basel). ;37() Diet and feeding behaviour of kloss gibbons on Siberut Island, Indonesia.

Geographic Range. Kloss' gibbons, Hylobates klossi, are found in Siberut, Sipura, North Pagai, and South Pagai in the Mentawai Islands, western Sumatra, and Indonesia.

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native; Habitat. Kloss' gibbons can be found in the upper canopy of semi deciduous monsoon forests and tropical. Whitten's PhD studies were focused on the endangered Kloss's gibbons on the remote Siberut Island, west of Sumatra and this set the course for the rest of his career immersed in the incredible diversity of wildlife in Indonesia and the Asia-Pacific region.

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Hi all, Me again. The birder who wanted to visit Enggano, but changed his mind and instead opted for Mentawai, Simeulue and Aceh.

I have already come across lot's of information on the internet, but still need your help on one thing: we arrive in Padang on Monday and want to take to fast ferry to Siberut. While there is yet to be data on the population of the five primate species on the Mentawai and Siberut islands, a joint survey conducted by the Siberut National Park and the West Sumatra.

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WE present evidence here that proximity of close kin is a plausible hypothesis to explain the evolution of long-distance alarm calls in Kloss's gibbon (Hylobates klossii).

We discovered two alarm. Line Transect and Triangulation Surveys Provide Reliable Estimates of the Density of Kloss’ Gibbons (Hylobates klossii) on Siberut Island, Indonesia.

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