pine marten


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pine marten:

see martenmarten,
name for carnivorous, largely arboreal mammals (genus Martes) of the weasel family, widely distributed in North America, Europe, and central Asia. Martens are larger, heavier-bodied animals than weasels, with thick fur and bushy tails.
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pine marten

a marten, Martes martes, of N European and Asian coniferous woods, having dark brown fur with a creamy-yellow patch on the throat
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"The information from these surveys, and particularly any DNA samples collected, will be used to target long-term monitoring and management in the most important locations, and to investigate the origins of pine marten populations in England."
The money will enable the wildlife charity to survey a number of key sites in Northumberland for evidence of pine martens.
Ornithologist and wildlife photographer John Knight, of Stokesley, spotted a pine marten in the woods in July.
He adds that pine martens are known to eat red squirrels and that it is too simplistic to say that they simply prefer to eat greys.
This is also great news for the red squirrel because research suggests pine martens also prey on grey squirrels.
Helminth parasites of pine marten, Martes americana (Turton) from Ontario, Canada.
"The pine marten did a dance and the cat took a swipe at it but after that, they didn't bother with each other.
With what is the 10th year of ospreys breeding in the forest and the recent discovery of a fifth nest, the return of the pine marten has highlighted how Kielder has matured and is attracting a wide range of wildlife.
Current monitoring of pine marten populations in Britain and Ireland is based upon establishing its presence in hectad (100 [km.sup.2]) sampling units based on the detection of scats along typically a single transect (Balharry et al.
" Pine marten numbers are slowly on the rise in Ireland with the animals spreading into new areas.