Pine Marten

Pine Marten

The pine marten is omnivorous, eating small mammals, birds, insects, carrion, frogs, reptiles, snails, crabs, echinoderms, barnacles, fruits, and berries, but relies on small mammals for most of the year.

The pine marten is omnivorous and favors animal food, relying on small mammals for most of the year.

Favored foods include voles, squirrels, other small mammals, birds, insects, carrion, frogs, reptiles, and snails. The diets of pine martens that forage along a loch in Scotland have been recorded to include crabs, echinoderms, and barnacles.


Image | © Joanne Goldby, Some Rights Reserved (CC BY-SA 2.0)
Sources | (Schwanz, 2000)

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