First quantitative data on the diet of the fennec fox, Vulpes zerda (Canidae, Carnivora), in Algeria

  title={First quantitative data on the diet of the fennec fox, Vulpes zerda (Canidae, Carnivora), in Algeria},
  author={Karima Brahmi and El Amin Khechekhouche and Otman Mostefaoui and Salaheddine Doumandji and Belkacem Baziz and St{\'e}phane Aulagnier},
  journal={Folia Zoologica},
  pages={61 - 70}
Abstract. The diet of fennec fox has been investigated for the first time from scats collected during one year in three localities of the north-eastern Algerian Sahara: Guemar and Sanderouce (near Oued Souf) and Bamendil (near Ouargla). In Guemar, 160 items in 20 scats were identified including 93 insects (58.1 %), 11 plant fragments (6.9 %) and 38 dates of Phoenix dactylifera (23.8 %). In terms of biomass, with 37.4 % plant material was the most abundant, followed by birds (29.9 %) and… 
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