Activity and Distribution of Gray Foxes (Urocyon cinereoargenteus) in Southern California

  title={Activity and Distribution of Gray Foxes (Urocyon cinereoargenteus) in Southern California},
  author={Ver{\'o}nica Far{\'i}as and Todd K. Fuller and Raymond M. Sauvajot},
Abstract To identify activity patterns and distribution of gray foxes (Urocyon cinereoargenteus) in chaparral and sage-scrub habitat in southern California, we used radiotelemetry to monitor 18 foxes during May 1997–April 1999. For comparison, we used simultaneously collected telemetry data on sympatric coyotes (Canis latrans) and bobcats (Lynx rufus). Gray foxes mainly were crepuscular and nocturnal with a daily activity rate of 60% in the summer dry season and 56% in the winter wet season… 
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