Spacing behaviour of red squirrels, Sciurus vulgaris: variation between habitats and the sexes

@article{Wauters1992SpacingBO,
  title={Spacing behaviour of red squirrels, Sciurus vulgaris: variation between habitats and the sexes},
  author={Lucas Armand Wauters and Andr{\'e} A Dhondt},
  journal={Animal Behaviour},
  year={1992},
  volume={43},
  pages={297-311}
}

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