The diet of brown bears Ursus arctos in central Scandinavia: effect of access to free-ranging domestic sheep Ovis aries

@article{Dahle1998TheDO,
  title={The diet of brown bears Ursus arctos in central Scandinavia: effect of access to free-ranging domestic sheep Ovis aries},
  author={Bjorn Olav Dahle and Ole Jakob S{\o}rensen and Egil H. Wedul and Jon E. Swenson and Finn E. Sandegren},
  journal={Wildlife Biology},
  year={1998},
  volume={4},
  pages={147 - 158}
}
The seasonal food habits of brown bears Ursus arctos were estimated based on the analysis of 266 scats in central Norway and Sweden. Free-ranging domestic sheep Ovis aries were common in the Norwegian part of the study area, but were not found in the Swedish part. Correction factors were used to correct for differences in digestibility and nutritional value of different foods. Because correction factors for ungulates are difficult to estimate, the results should be interpreted with some caution… 
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