Seasonal water (ml; solid line) and nitrogen (N; g; dashed line) intake of desert bighorn sheep (DBS) under average precipitation for a) non-reproductive and early breeding females, b) late breeding females, and c) males, and under drought conditions for d) non-reproductive and reproductive females, e) males, f) early breeding females, g) non-reproductive and late breeding females, h) males, i) early breeding females, and j) late breeding females in response to shifts in diet in Cabeza Prieta National Wildlife Refuge, Arizona, USA. Panels f to j are calculated from forage moisture and N content in pretreatment under drought conditions, and DBS diet in treatment under above-average precipitation. The start of lines at the left represent observed diet proportions (i.e., without shifts). Horizontal lines represent DBS daily maintenance requirements for water (solid) and N (dashed), and thus intakes above these lines represent a positive balance.
Citation: The PLOS ONE Staff (2016) Correction: Potential Foraging Decisions by a Desert Ungulate to Balance Water and Nutrient Intake in a Water-Stressed Environment. PLoS ONE 11(4): e0154455. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0154455
Published: April 21, 2016
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