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Feeding, resting, and the walking patterns of marabou’s behavior (leptoptilos crumenifer) in Galagu Camp, Dinder National Park (DNP), Sudan


Abstract

The article describes a study carried out to determine the feeding, walking, and resting behavior of the marabou stork Leptoptilos crumenifer in Dinder National Park, Sudan. The study used sampling methods to observe birds at ten-minute intervals during four observation times per day from March to April 2022. The study found that birds spend most of their daily time at rest, followed by behavior to feed. The dominant daily activity was resting, which occurred mainly from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm, while active eating occurred from 5:00 am to 6:00 am, followed by 10:00 am to 11:00 am and 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm. walking activity was observed mainly at 10:00-11:00 and 5:00- 6:00 pm. The study recommended further research on the behavior of L. crumenifer, as the period studied was short. The feeding of L. crumenifer and other animals in the park by people must stop to protect the future survival of these species. Overall, the study provides insights into the behavior of marabou storks and highlights the importance of their conservation and management.

Keywords

Marabou stork, behavior, scan sampling method

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