Studies on the food of red deer (Cervus elaphus) in the autumn-winter period in certain regions of the central Stara Planina mountains

Grigorov, G.R.

Gorskostopanska Nauka 24(4): 73-78


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Details are given from stomach analyses of 52 hinds shot in two different regions of the beech/conifer zone in Bulgaria during Sep.-Dec. Beech [Fagus sylvatica], the main forest species, played a very insignificant part in the diet of red deer; conifers also formed only a casual component in their diet. Rubus spp. were the main food plants (>60%), followed by Prunus laurocerasus and grasses.