Diet overlap between small ruminants and the European hare in a Mediterranean shrubland

@article{Karmiris2010DietOB,
  title={Diet overlap between small ruminants and the European hare in a Mediterranean shrubland},
  author={Ilias E. Karmiris and Anastasios Stefanos Nastis},
  journal={Central European Journal of Biology},
  year={2010},
  volume={5},
  pages={729-737}
}
Seasonal diets of goats, sheep and European hares (Lepus europaeus) were examined using microhistological analysis of feces collected when these herbivores grazed together in a typical Mediterranean shrubland. Approximately half of the total diet content of goats was shrubs (mainly kermes oak, Quercus coccifera), while that of hares was grasses (mostly brush grass, Chrysopogon gryllus). Sheep had a more balanced diet consisting mainly of grasses, forbs, and shrubs. Dietary overlap between goats… CONTINUE READING

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