Assessing carnivore diet by faecal samples and stomach contents: a case study with Alpine red foxes

@article{Balestrieri2010AssessingCD,
  title={Assessing carnivore diet by faecal samples and stomach contents: a case study with Alpine red foxes},
  author={Alessandro Balestrieri and Luigi Remonti and Claudio Prigioni},
  journal={Central European Journal of Biology},
  year={2010},
  volume={6},
  pages={283-292}
}
Research on the feeding habits of mammalian carnivores relies mainly on the analysis of stomach contents and faecal samples, but the outcomes of these two methods have only been compared in a few studies, with contrasting conclusions. In an Alpine area of NW Italy, we analysed both fox faeces collected along standardised transects, and the stomach contents of road-killed individuals. Faecal analysis involved the identification of macroscopic fragments, the identification of earthworm chaetae… CONTINUE READING

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