Importance of millipedes (Diplopoda) in the autumn-winter diet of Scolopax rusticola

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Abstract

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.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)452-457
Number of pages6
JournalTHE EUROPEAN ZOOLOGICAL JOURNAL
Volume86
Publication statusPublished - 2019

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Animal Science and Zoology

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