Translation of vole in Spanish:

vole

ratón de campo, n.

Pronunciation /vəʊl//voʊl/

noun

  • 1

    ratón de campo masculine
    see also water vole
    • In spring and winter, especially in the northern part of their range, they prey predominantly on voles.
    • The estimate for vole abundance is expressed as the number of voles per 100 trap nights and combines field and bank vole numbers.
    • In kangaroo rats and some vole species, investigators have found that male brains have a slightly larger hippocampus.
    • Wildcats prey mainly on smaller animals, particularly voles, wood mice, and seabirds but they also kill rabbits and mountain hares.
    • The group is currently working on gaining protection for the lands and developing corridors that suit species from big cats to tiny voles.
    • Investigators are coming closer to answering this question by studying voles, small rodents commonly known as field mice.
    • A crucial twist is that not only do voles eat seedlings while mice eat seeds, but voles and mice have different food preferences.
    • Other animals found nearby included two extinct species of vole - a small rodent resembling a mouse - that were used to date the site.
    • When voles are abundant, they become a major source of food, and in these years, some Barn Owls may be able to raise additional broods.
    • In Scandinavia, hawk owls usually breed only during bursts in the population of voles and lemmings.
    • Small mammals, especially rodents such as voles, pocket gophers, and mice make up most of the Great Gray Owl's diet.
    • During the breeding season, they eat mostly lemmings and voles.
    • The rough field margins, which hold the mice and voles on which the owls feed, were ploughed up, while the amalgamation of fields through hedge removal reduced them even more.
    • Kestrels eat voles, mice and shrews, small birds, insects and earthworms.
    • They are nocturnal hunters and feed mainly on small mammals like mice, rats, voles and shrews.
    • An organism - say, a vole - that faces predation has, say, two alternative strategies - to dig and hide or to flee its predators.
    • For example, eagles are able to spot a vole or lizard from more than 400 m away.
    • For some still undetermined reason, the numbers of voles, lemmings, and hares soar in some years and plummet in others.
    • Different levels of the receptor are thought to explain the very different behaviours of meadow voles and prairie voles.
    • It has now become a haven for wildlife such as deer, voles and hedgehogs, and boasts rare wild flowers