Pine Marten

On the island of Minorca, pine martens are habitat generalists and live in shrubland, rather than forests, possibly because of the absence of predators.

Although pine martens favor tree cover, they can be found outside of forests.

On the island of Minorca, the pine marten shows no habitat preference, acting as a habitat generalist, rather than a habitat specialist. On this island, they live in shrubland and are seemingly indifferent to tree cover.

It is thought that the absence of predators on the island has allowed the martens to become habitat generalists.

Image | © Bruno Pesenti, Some Rights Reserved, (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)
Sources | (Clevenger, 1994; Schwanz, 2000)

Learn More About the Pine Marten


Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.