Voles sentence examples

  • Various species of small native mice and voles are abundant.

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  • The reindeer, arctic fox (Canis lagopus), hare, wolf, lemming (Myodes obensis), collar lemming (Cuniculus torquatus) and two species of voles (Arvicolae) are the most common on land.

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  • The third sub-family is that of the Microtinae, or voles, which are distributed all over Europe, Northern Asia and North America, and are characterized by the tympanic bulla of the skull being filled with honey-combed bony tissue, the small size of the infra-orbital foramen, and the deep pterygoid fossa on the palatal aspect.

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  • Although the British representatives of this group should undoubtedly retain their vernacular designations of water-rat and short-tailed field-mouse, the term "vole" is one of great convenience in zoology as a general one for all the members of the group. Systematically voles are classed in the mammalian order Rodentia, in which they constitute the typical section of the subfamily Microtinae in the Muridae, or mouse-group. As a group, voles are characterized by being more heavily built than rats and mice, and by their less brisk movements.

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  • saxatilus), two voles (Arvicola russatus and A.

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  • Voles, as typified by the water-rat and the tailed fieldmouse, are stouter built and shorter-nosed rodentsthan the typical rats and mice, with smaller ears and eyes and shorter tails; all being good burrowers.

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  • female water voles are only pregnant for 3 weeks!

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  • The water voles of Batley have received a welcome boost.

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  • It is true indeed that in zoological nomenclature some of these are distinguished as "voles," but this is not in accord with popular usage, where such creatures - come under the designation either of water-rats or field-mice.

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  • There are several varieties of grasshopper mice (Orychomys), white-footed mice (Peromyscus), harvest mice (Reithrodontomys), rice-rats (Oryzomys), wood-rats (Neotoma), voles (Microtus), &c. Bats inhabit caves in Burnet, Williamson, Lampasas, Gillespie and other counties.

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  • minutus), four voles (Arvicola amphibius, A.

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  • admixture of Mongolian species, such as Canis corsac, Felis manul, Spermophilus dauricus, the jerboa (Dipus jaculus), two hamsters (Cricetus songarus and C. furunculus), three new voles (Arvicolae), the Tolai hare, Ogotona hare (Lagomys ogotona), Aegocerus argali, Antilope gutturosa and Equus hemionus (jighitai).

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  • Fossil voles from the Pliocene of England and Italy with molars which are rooted as soon as developed form the genus Mimomys.

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  • caudatus) live at the foot of the mountains, as well as four species of Spermophilus, three of voles, two of the mouse and three of the hamster.

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  • In common with lemmings and other representatives of the Microtinae, voles are, however, broadly distinguished from typical rats and mice by the structure of their three pairs of molar teeth.

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  • On the number and relations of these prisms the voles, which form an exceedingly large group, ranging all over Europe and Asia north of (and inclusive of) the Himalaya, and North America, are divided into genera and subgenera.

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  • It is the home of the Columbia black-tail deer, western raccoon, Oregon spotted skunk, Douglas red squirrel, Townsends chipmunk, tailless sewellel (Haplodcn rufus), peculiar species of pocket gophers and voles, Pacific coast forms of the great-horned, spotted, screech and pigmy owls, sooty grouse, Oregon ruffed grouse, Stellers jay, chestnutbacked chickadee and Pacific winter wren.

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  • There are healthy populations of hedgehogs, moles, field mice, common and Pigmy shrews, and short-tailed and bank voles.

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  • Habitats with a plentiful supply of field voles appeared to support greater breeding success in barn owls.

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  • During the winter, water voles will happily share these burrows, but come spring they become territorial.

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  • Water voles like to make their homes along densely vegetated river banks or ditches where the current is slow.

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  • A more sensitive approach to riverbank management needs to be encouraged to protect water voles.

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  • A male catching voles alongside the minibus on South Uist was mobbed by Swallows.

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  • A wonderful wetland habitat full of rare species, including water voles, has been created.

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  • male voles live along about 130 meters of water bank, while females have ranges about 70 meters long.

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  • field voles are most likely to cause problems where there is long grass to give cover.

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  • Whether looking for ladybirds or watching out for water voles, wildlife watchers are standing up for wildlife!

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  • It is true indeed that in zoological nomenclature some of these are distinguished as "voles" (see VOLE), but this is not in accord with popular usage, where such creatures - come under the designation either of water-rats or field-mice.

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  • Grassy riverbanks along the Annan still support Water Voles, a species which has undergone a major decline in Britain.

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  • Live prey is preferred at this time (especially young crows, rooks, magpies, voles and rabbits).

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  • A number of small mammals will also now be present, including shrews (left), voles and mice.

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  • Male voles live along about 130 meters of water bank, while females have ranges about 70 meters long.

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  • Female water voles are only pregnant for 3 weeks !

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  • Field voles are most likely to cause problems where there is long grass to give cover.

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  • Whether looking for ladybirds or watching out for water voles, wildlife watchers are standing up for wildlife !

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  • From hot pink styles to deep purple and voles, the looks here are electric.

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  • lemmus), belonging to the mouse tribe, or Muridae, and nearly related, especially in the structure of its cheek-teeth, to the voles.

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  • The other half is predominantly arable; foxes kill three of the major pests to arable farmers - rabbits, voles and mice.

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  • The Owl group dissected barn owl pellets, which revealed the number of field voles taken by barn owl pellets, which revealed the number of field voles taken by barn owls.

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  • Although mainly carnivorous, the polecat has a varied diet consisting of voles, mice, rabbits and rats.

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  • The oil is threatening important populations of water voles, a nationally endangered mammal, and the wildlife of the Humber Estuary.

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  • Food Water voles are mainly herbivorous, eating almost any available vegetation.

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  • The regular male kestrel who often hunts for voles in front of the hide has put on some great shows.

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  • Predation by the introduced American mink is thought to have a severe impact on the water voles populations, even causing local extinction.

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  • Mink attacks threaten water voles - Water voles in parts of East Yorkshire are being targeted by gangs of wild American mink attacks threaten water voles - Water voles in parts of East Yorkshire are being targeted by gangs of wild American mink.

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  • The Owl group dissected barn owl pellets, which revealed the number of field voles taken by barn owls.

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  • Pigmy shrews, and short-tailed and bank voles.

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  • plentiful supply of field voles appeared to support greater breeding success in barn owls.

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  • In Britain, water voles occasionally undermine riverbanks, but otherwise they are harmless and cause no damage.

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  • grassy riverbanks along the Annan still support Water Voles, a species which has undergone a major decline in Britain.

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  • Live prey is preferred at this time (especially young crows, rooks, magpies, voles and rabbits ).

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  • The bog contains many rare creatures and plants such as bog rosemary and water voles.

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  • A number of small mammals will also now be present, including shrews (left ), voles and mice.

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  • Mice and voles also find cover here, attracting predators including stoats, foxes and birds of prey.

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