Pine Marten

Pine Marten

In Scotland and Minorca, pine martens may fill 30% of their diet with abundant autumnal fruits and berries, but in other regions, such as Poland, fruits may never be eaten.

The diet composition and proportion of the pine marten often changes according to season and local conditions.

In Scotland and on the island of Minorca, when fruits and berries become abundant in the autumn, pine martens may fill 30% of their diet with these resources. In other regions, such as Poland, fruits may never be eaten.

Aside from the effects of seasonally available fruits, the diet of the pine marten is otherwise reasonably constant.


Image | © Mike Davison, Some Rights Reserved (CC BY-ND 2.0)
Sources | (Clevenger, 1993; Grzimek, 1990; Schwanz, 2000; Zalewski, Jedrzejewski, & Jedrzejewska, 1995)

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