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Winter Diet of the Peruvian Desert Fox

Author:
Huey, Raymond B.
Source:
Ecology 1969 v.50 no.6 pp. 1089-1091
ISSN:
0012-9658
Subject:
Crustacea, coasts, dead animals, diet, eating habits, feces, foxes, herbivores, pods, shrubs, Peru
Abstract:
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.
Agid:
5185181