Pine Marten

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)

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