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Winter Diet of the Peruvian Desert Fox
- Huey, Raymond B.
- Ecology 1969 v.50 no.6 pp. 1089-1091
- Crustacea, coasts, dead animals, diet, eating habits, feces, foxes, herbivores, pods, shrubs, Peru
- The winter food habits of the native desert fox of northwestern Peru were examined by an analysis of fecal pellets collected in two areas. In the Sechura Desert, foxes eat mainly the seed pods of perennial shrubs. In a coastal area, the foxes supplement their largely herbivorous diet with carrion and crustaceans.