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A change of diet from rodents to rabbits (Oryctolagus cuniculus). Is the wildcat (Felis silvestris) a specialist predator?

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The results of a study testing the hypothesis that wildcats Felis silvestris are rodent-specialist predators is reported. The diet of wildcats was studied in different habitats from central Spain where rabbits Oryctolagus cuniculus were either present or absent in order to explore whether the wildcat is a facultative or a rodent specialist. We predicted that if the wildcat was a rodent specialist there would be no differences in rodent composition in scats between areas with or without anothe...

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10.1017/S0952836904005448

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MPLS
Department:
Zoology
Role:
Author
Journal:
Journal of Zoology
Volume:
263
Issue:
4
Pages:
401-407
Publication date:
2004-08-01
DOI:
EISSN:
1469-7998
ISSN:
0952-8369
Source identifiers:
385498
Language:
English
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pubs:385498
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uuid:236c9e57-7237-442b-9bf5-12804fabc280
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pubs:385498
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2013-11-16

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