Silvered Langur (Trachypithecus cristatus) Survey in Sibuti Wildlife Sanctuary, Miri, Sarawak

Wan Nur Syafinaz, Wan Azman and Norfarhana, Mazlan and Muhammad Farhan, Abd Wahab and Abdul Ajis, Taib and Sunni, Mali and Faisal Ali, Anwarali Khan (2021) Silvered Langur (Trachypithecus cristatus) Survey in Sibuti Wildlife Sanctuary, Miri, Sarawak. Journal of Tropical Biology and Conservation, 18. pp. 243-250. ISSN 2550-1909

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A rapid and passive primate survey using a scanning technique was conducted in Sibuti Wildlife Sanctuary (Sibuti WS) from 11th to 16th July, 2018. This study provided the first confirmed record of the presence and the diet of silvered langur in the wildlife sanctuary. A group of silvered langur that comprise 20 to 30 individuals were observed in the vicinity of the sanctuary. The diurnal langur feeds on fig plants (Ficus sp.), simpoh air (Dillenia suffruticosa) and tree from the family Leguminosae. However, this langur population appears to be isolated and is probably decreasing due to limited food sources, intra- and interspecific competition, and hunting pressure by local people.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: diet, ecology, scan sampling, silvered langur
Subjects: Q Science > QH Natural history > QH301 Biology
Divisions: Academic Faculties, Institutes and Centres > Faculty of Resource Science and Technology
Depositing User: Tuah
Date Deposited: 20 Dec 2021 02:36
Last Modified: 20 Dec 2021 02:36

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