Translator Disclaimer
1 June 2010 Observations of American Marten (Martes americana) Feeding at Sap Wells of Yellow-Bellied Sapsuckers (Sphyrapicus varius)
Author Affiliations +
Abstract

Martes americana (American Marten) is reported to eat a diverse diet, including mammals, invertebrates, and plants. Despite this variety, we found no reference to tree sap in its diet. Here, we describe two separate incidents of an American Marten feeding on sap from active sap wells made by Sphyrapicus varius L. (Yellow-bellied Sapsucker). To our knowledge, these are the first recorded observations of martens feeding on sap from sap wells.

Hugo Kitching and Douglas C. Tozer "Observations of American Marten (Martes americana) Feeding at Sap Wells of Yellow-Bellied Sapsuckers (Sphyrapicus varius)," Northeastern Naturalist 17(2), 333-336, (1 June 2010). https://doi.org/10.1656/045.017.0215
Published: 1 June 2010
JOURNAL ARTICLE
4 PAGES


SHARE
ARTICLE IMPACT
RIGHTS & PERMISSIONS
Get copyright permission
Back to Top