Difference in diet and age structure of blue and white Arctic foxes (Vulpes lagopus) in the Disko Bay area, West Greenland

  title={Difference in diet and age structure of blue and white Arctic foxes (Vulpes lagopus) in the Disko Bay area, West Greenland},
  author={Sussie Pagh and P{\'a}ll Hersteinsson},
  journal={Polar Research},
  pages={44 - 51}
The stomach contents of 41 Arctic foxes (Vulpes lagopus) killed during winter and spring (December to June 1991–93) on Disko Island were examined. Fish, seabirds and marine invertebrates were found to be the most important winter food for Arctic foxes on Disko Island. Most fish remains in the stomachs were identified as capelin (Mallotus villosus), and cached fish appear to be important winter food for coastal foxes in the Disko Bay area. The stomachs of blue foxes contained more fish and… 
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