Diet and foraging behavior of Blandford's foxes, Vulpes cana, in Israel
Geffen E., Hefner R., Macdonald DW., Ucko M.
Invertebrates and plant material were major foods. In Eilat Mountains Nature Reserve (by the Red Sea) 98.1% and in Ein Gedi (by the Dead Sea) 92.5% of all samples contained remains of invertebrates. Frequencies of occurrence of plant material in the feces ranged between 60-70%; in Eilat Mountains Nature Reserve 50% of those samples contained seeds of caperbush Capparis cartilaginea. Remains of vertebrates averaged 12%. No differences in diet composition were detected between seasons or sexes within each location, but significant differences were found between the two locations. -from Authors