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Variation in the diet of the red fox (Vulpes vulpes) in mountain habitats: Effects of altitude and season

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    0332674 - UBO-W 2011 RIV DE eng J - Článek v odborném periodiku
    Hartová-Nentvichová, M. - Šálek, M. - Červený, Jaroslav - Koubek, Petr
    Variation in the diet of the red fox (Vulpes vulpes) in mountain habitats: Effects of altitude and season.
    Mammalian Biology. Roč. 75, č. 4 (2010), s. 334-340 ISSN 1616-5047
    Grant CEP: GA ČR GA524/06/0687
    Výzkumný záměr: CEZ:AV0Z60930519
    Klíčová slova: red fox * food * mountain habitats
    Kód oboru RIV: EH - Ekologie - společenstva
    Impakt faktor: 1.264, rok: 2010

    The diet of the red fox in mountain habitats comprises a broad spectrum of items, including big ungulates (the red fox makes use of carcass), other vertebrates, various invertebrate species, fruits, and also indigestible items. Principal components reflected the seasonal pattern in food composition (56.7% of variation in taxonomic groups among the areas and seasons) as well as altitudinal gradient (24.0% of this variation). We refer to proportional increase of Carnivora, Reptilia, Amphibia, earthworms, Mollusca, fruits, Coleoptera and other Insects in growing season compared with non-growing season at the expense of decrease in proportion of Rodentia, Artiodactyla and galliform birds. The higher occurrence of Lagomorpha, fishes, plants and indigestible items in the diet consumed in the foothills reflects their wide supplies in the urbanised areas or their functioning as prey alternatives under food conditions in lower altitudes.
    Trvalý link: http://hdl.handle.net/11104/0177858