Food and foraging behaviour of bat-eared foxes in the south-eastern Orange Free State

Nel J.A.J. ; Mackie A.J. (1990)

Otocyon megalotis feed on a wide variety of insect taxa and other prey items. Harvester termites Hodotermes mossambicus form a major component of the prey, and increase in importance during winter. Individual foxes consume 1.15 × 106 termites/yr. Taking into account mean group size and home range size, 40 500 termites/ha/yr are eaten by foxes. When feeding on termites, concentrated in patches, bat-eared foxes feed c70% of their foraging time, as against feeding 4% of their foraging time when eating singly occurring prey. -from Authors

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