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dc.contributor.authorPastuck, Russell Douglasen_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-05-15T15:54:38Z
dc.date.available2012-05-15T15:54:38Z
dc.date.issued1974en_US
dc.identifierocm72795800en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1993/6174
dc.description.abstractThe feeding patterns of coyotes (Canis latrans) in southwestern Manitoba were determined by the analysis of 478 food samples. Lagomorphs and rodents were the main food sources. Wild ungulates, probably mostly as carrion, formed a large part of the winter diet. Domestic cattle were frequently eaten but most were believed to be carrion. Insects and vegetation were important foods from mid to late summer. Birds formed a small part of the diet. The male to female ratio was not significantly different from the expected 50:50. Average litter size was 5.73 in agricultural areas. A low percentage (approximately 10%) of short yearling females and about 75% of adult females (1 1/2 years and older) produced litters in 1971 and 1972. Two possible causes of the low representation in the short yearling age class were discussed. Filaroides osleri infected 55.2% of the lungs examined while none of the intestines examined were infected by Echinococcus spp.en_US
dc.format.extentxiii, 159 leaves.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.rightsen_US
dc.rightsinfo:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
dc.titleSome aspects of the ecology of the coyote (Canis latrans Say) in southwestern Manitobaen_US
dc.typeinfo:eu-repo/semantics/masterThesis
dc.typemaster thesisen_US
dc.degree.disciplineZoologyen_US
dc.degree.levelMaster of Science (M.Sc.)en_US
local.subject.manitobayesen_US


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