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Descriptive Attribute Value(s)
Grouping Old World monkey
Observation Number (Open Context) 66
Subspecies Macaca sylvanus
Common name Barbary macaque
Period of study February 1983 - October 1984
Country or Region Algeria
Method Scan sampling
Wet season November - March
Dry season June - October (Menard & Vallet 1997)
Environment Deciduous oak forest
Altitude (m) 800 - 1300
% Fruit 0.8
% Leaves 27.3
% Flowers 3.5
% Seeds 32.2
% Roots 6.9
% Invertebrates 10.5
% Other 18.8
Fruit availability peak April - May, September - October (Menard & Valley 1997)
Low fruit availability January - March
Percentages Based on time spent feeding
Notes Data taken from Table 1. Invertebrates are comprised of animal prey, other include lichens, mushrooms, water and indeterminate food.
Reference Menard 1985
Scanning method The troop was followed 5-6 days per month, using the scan sampling method (Altmann, 1974), at 15 minute intervals.
Full Reference
Ménard, N. (1985). Le régime alimentaire de Macaca sylvanus dans différents habitats d’Algérie: I. – Régime en chênaie décidue. Reviews of Ecology (Terre Vie), 40: 451-466. [Available at:]
Suggested Citation

Rebecca Haywood. (2020) "Old World monkey 66 from Africa/Algeria/Akfadou, Grande Kabylie, Algeria". In Database of non-human primate dietary studies. Rebecca Haywood (Ed). Released: 2020-08-21. Open Context. <> ARK (Archive):

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