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Diets and Hunting Habits of Predators

  • Bogumiła Jędrzejewska
  • Włodzimierz Jędrzejewski
Part of the Ecological Studies book series (ECOLSTUD, volume 135)

Abstract

For predators, in an overwhelming number of cases, foraging means detecting and seizing another animal. Since all animals, particularly vertebrates, are elusive and shy, hunting is inherently inflicted with high risk of failure and sometimes of injury, too. Yet foraging is the most important of activities for it largely determines where and when a predator abides. In this chapter, the feeding ecology of carnivores and raptors dwelling in Białowieża Primeval Forest receives meticulous attention.

Keywords

Wild Boar Bank Vole Common Shrew Brown Hare Snow Tracking 
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Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1998

Authors and Affiliations

  • Bogumiła Jędrzejewska
    • 1
  • Włodzimierz Jędrzejewski
    • 1
  1. 1.Mammal Research InstitutePolish Academy of SciencesBiałowieżaPoland

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