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A vole with a dark shaggy coat and short tail, found abundantly in the grasslands of northern Eurasia.Also called short-tailed vole
- ‘The disappearance of the short tailed field voles, normally so hugely plentiful, had left a massive hole in his food supply.’
- ‘Lambin et al. gave evidence of traveling waves during 3-4 - yr population cycles of field voles in north Britain.’
- ‘We have a well-stocked river and even field voles.’
- ‘British Waterways said a number of habitat piles were created from branches and larger logs and have been left for birds and small mammals, such as thrushes, blackbirds, finches, bats and field voles.’
- ‘For X chromosome sequences, nucleotide diversity was in the range of 1.6 x 10-4 to 8.0 x 10-4 (field vole).’
- ‘Biologists estimate that two billion field voles were born in Britain last year.’
- ‘To all intents and purposes he seemed asleep but his acute hearing would be attuned for the rustling of a field vole moving through the grass.’
- ‘Of course, you don't find many field voles wielding SLR cameras.’
- ‘The diet includes small birds, but the main food consists of short-tailed field voles.’
- ‘Other animals that may carry and transmit the disease include beavers, muskrats, water and field voles, water and wood rats, squirrels, and lemmings.’
- ‘At the time of laying, Ural Owls mainly feed on field voles and bank voles.’
- ‘Pokki finds a similar effect in a field vole metapopulation inhabiting an archipelago.’
- ‘This habitat attracts many small mammals, including the field vole, the barn owl's favorite prey.’
- ‘This owl has a preference for field voles, as the eagle owl has for rabbits.’
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