The locomotory activity of free ranging wood mice Apodemus sylvaticus (Linnaeus, 1758) was for the first time regustered by means of passage-counters. Although activity prevailedat night during the 4 months of observation, a remarkable amount of daytime activity was found. The latter occurred sporadically and did not follow a continous time schedule. Further evidence of sporadic diurnal activity could be found in the literature, so this behavioural component might be of some importance in the field. Hypothetically, the findings could be explained by the existence of different behavioural types within wood mice populations.
|Locomotory activity pattern of wood mice as measured in the field by automatic recording||2020-10-02|
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Cameron, A. W.
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