In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1ratón de campo masculinesee 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
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