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|title: ||Habitat and reproductive phenology of wild boar (Sus scrofa) in the western Iberian Peninsula|
|authors: ||Santos, P.|
Soares, A. M. V. M.
|keywords: ||Sus scrof|
Birth frequency distribution
Mediterranean Ibero Atlantic Province
|issue date: ||2006|
|publisher: ||Springer Verlag|
|abstract: ||We examined the reproductive phenology of wild boar populations in four regions of the western Iberian Peninsula during the 1999/2000 hunting season (October-February). To estimate conception dates and birth distribution frequencies, we used foetal weights. Regions differed significantly, and we detected a relationship between region and birth distribution frequencies. Throughout the year, food availability had a major influence on the distribution of farrowing. Although a short period of high food availability leads to highly synchronous births, even in relatively harsh environmental conditions, adult females that exploit low-quality food items appear to be able to give birth at any time of the year.|
|publisher version/DOI: ||http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10344-005-0025-z|
|source: ||European Journal of Wildlife Research|
|appears in collections||BIO - Artigos|
PT Mar - Artigos
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