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Table 2 Mean ± SE of frequency of occurrence (F%) for the main food categories

From: Diet adaptability by a generalist herbivore: the case of brown hare in a Mediterranean agroecosystem

Hare groups Monocotyledons Dicotyledons Fruits, seeds, and barks Stomach content dry weight
Dry     
 Sex     
 Males 35.37 ± 4.1 46.5 ± 8.5 15.56 ± 7.6 13.8 ± 3.03
 Females 36.97 ± 5.4 29.9 ± 5 32.36 ± 4 19.1 ± 2.3
 Age     
 Juveniles 38.2 ± 4.9 49.3 ± 5.6c 10.2 ± 3.08e 14.8 ± 2.03*
 Adults 34.2 ± 4.1 21.1 ± 5d 44.21 ± 3.55f 19.6 ± 2.75
Total 36.36 ± 3.2a 36.27 ± 4.7 25.9 ± 4.1g 17.8 ± 1.93i
Wet     
 Sex     
 Males 36.5 ± 7.7 59.52 ± 6.8 2.4 ± 0.065 9.75 ± 0.43
 Females 56.3 ± 5.4 37.8 ± 5.7 5.6 ± 1.13 12.78 ± 0.92
 Age     
 Juveniles 52.6 ± 10.8 41.9 ± 11.7 5.51 ± 1.5 10.25 ± 1.29
 Adults 49.8 ± 5.7 44.6 ± 5.85 4.73 ± 1.3 13.36 ± 0.9
Total 50.85 ± 5.2b 43.6 ± 5.5 5 ± 0.96h 12.23 ± 0.8j
  1. Mean ± SE of frequency of occurrence (F%) for the main food categories in the diet of 48 examined hares, and stomach content dry weight (g) per season, age, and sex.
  2. *Two leverets were excluded from the stomach content dry weight analysis as their stomachs contained milk.
  3. In each column, the paired letters (ab, cd, ef, gh, ij) indicate significant differences at the 0.05 level.