The diet of a population of opossums in an area of lowland evergreen forest in the Orongorongo Valley, east of Wellington, was investigated over 4 years. A survey and routine phenological record of vegetation assisted interpretation of monthly faecal analyses. An index of digestion was used to correct the observed frequencies of leaf cuticles in faeces, and fragments of other food were recorded by frequency of occurrence.
|Author||A. E. Fitzgerald|
|Secondary Author||G. C. Montogomery|
|Secondary title||The ecology of arboreal folivores|