Authors examined the autumn-winter diet of the woodcock Scolopax rusticola from 407 gizzard samples originating from Crimea and Italy, resulting in a high number of millipedes (Diplopoda) in all the samples; this prey item was particularly important in terms of weight percentage. The authors consider that calcium, highly present in millipedes, should be an important source for the woodcocks’ metabolism during the autumn-winter seasons.
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||THE EUROPEAN ZOOLOGICAL JOURNAL|
|Publication status||Published - 2019|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Animal Science and Zoology