Diet and foraging behavior of Blandford's foxes, Vulpes cana, in Israel

E. Geffen, R. Hefner, D. W. Macdonald, M. Ucko

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Invertebrates and plant material were major foods. In Eilat Mountains Nature Reserve (by the Red Sea) 98.1% and in Ein Gedi (by the Dead Sea) 92.5% of all samples contained remains of invertebrates. Frequencies of occurrence of plant material in the feces ranged between 60-70%; in Eilat Mountains Nature Reserve 50% of those samples contained seeds of caperbush Capparis cartilaginea. Remains of vertebrates averaged 12%. No differences in diet composition were detected between seasons or sexes within each location, but significant differences were found between the two locations. -from Authors

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)395-402
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Mammalogy
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1 Jan 1992
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics
  • Ecology
  • Animal Science and Zoology
  • Genetics
  • Nature and Landscape Conservation


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