USGS - science for a changing world

Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center

  Home About NPWRC Our Science Staff Employment Contacts Common Questions About the Site

Seasonal Food Habits of Swift Fox (Vulpes velox) in
Cropland and Rangeland Landscapes in Western Kansas

Literature Cited

Baker, A. B.  1889.  Mammals of western Kansas.  Trans. Kans. Acad. Sci., 

Best, L. B., H. Campa, III, K. E. Kemp, R. J. Robel, M. R. Ryan, J. A. Savidge, 
     H. P. Weeks, Jr., and S. R. Winterstein.  1997.  Bird abundance and 
     nesting in CRP fields and cropland in the Midwest: a regional approach. 
     Wildl. Soc. Bull. 25:864-877.

_____, _____, and _____.  1998.  Avian abundance in CRP and crop fields during 
     winter in the Midwest.  Am. Midl. Nat. 139:311-324.

Corbett, L. K.  1989.  Assessing the diet of dingoes from feces: a comparison 
     of 3 methods.  J. Wildl. Manage. 53:343-346.

Cutter, W. L.  1958a.  Denning of the swift fox in northern Texas.  J. Mammal. 

_____.  1958b.  Food habits of the swift fox in northern Texas.  J. Mammal. 

Dane, C. W., and G. L. Pearson.  1971.  Effects of spring storms on waterfowl 
     mortality and breeding activity,  p. 258-267. In: A. O. Haugen (ed.)  
     Proceedings: Snow and ice in relation to wildlife and recreation 
     symposium.  Iowa Coop. Wildl. Research Unit and Iowa State Univ., 
     Ames, Iowa.

Davis, L. W.  1993.  Weed seeds of the great plains: A handbook for 
     identification.  Published for the Coop. Ext. Serv., Kansas State Univ., 
     Univ.  Kansas Press, Lawrence. 145 p.

Egoscue, H. J.  1979.  Vulpes velox.  Mammal. Species, 122:1-5.
Fichter, E. G., G. Schildman, and J. H. Sather.  1955.  Some feeding patterns of 
     coyotes in Nebraska.  Ecol. Monogr. 25:1-37.

Fox, L. B., and C. C. Roy.  1995.  Swift fox (Vulpes velox) management and 
     research in Kansas: 1995 annual report, p.39-51 In: S. H. Allen, J. W. 
     Hoagland, and E. D. Stukel (eds.). Report of the Swift fox conservation 
     team 1995. North Dakota Game Fish and Parks, Bismarck, North Dakota.  

Greenwood, R. J.  1981.  Foods of prairie raccoons during the waterfowl nesting 
     season.  J. Wildl. Manage. 45:754-760.

_____, A. B. Sargeant, J. L. Piehl, D. A Buhl, and B. A. Hanson.  1999.  Foods 
     and foraging of prairie striped skunks during the avian nesting season.  
     Wildl. Soc. Bull. 27:823-832.

Hillman, C. N., and J. C. Sharps.  1978.  Return of the swift fox to the 
     northern plains.  Proc. South Dakota Acad. Sci. 57:154-162.

Hines, T. D., and R. M. Case.  1991.  Diet, home range, movements, and activity 
     periods of swift fox in Nebraska.  Prairie Nat., 23:131-138.

Jones, J. K. Jr., D. M. Armstrong, R. S. Hoffman, and C. Jones.  1983.  Mammals 
     of the Northern Great Plains.  Univ. Nebraska Press, Lincoln. 379 p.

Kilgore, D. L. Jr.  1969.  An ecological study of the swift fox (Vulpes velox) 
     in the Oklahoma panhandle.  Am. Midl. Nat., 81:512-534.

Kitchen, A. M., E. M. Gese, and E. R. Schauster.  1999.  Resource partitioning 
     between coyotes and swift foxes: space, time, and diet. Can. J. Zool., 

Krapu, G. L.  1986.  Patterns and causes of change in a cliff swallow colony 
     during a 17-year period.  Prairie Nat., 18:109-114.

Lechleitner, R. R.  1969.  Wild mammals of Colorado.  Pruett Publishers, 
     Boulder, Colorado. 254 p.

Long, C. A.  1965.  The mammals of Wyoming.  Univ. Kansas, Mus. Nat. Hist. 

Mallory, M. L., and P. J. Weatherhead.  1990.  Effects of nest parasitism and 
     nest location on eggshell strength in waterfowl.  Condor, 92:1031-1039.

Martin, A. C., and W. D. Barkley.  1961.  Seed identification manual.  Univ. 
     California Press, Berkeley. 221 p.
Moore, T. D., L. E. Spence, and C. E. Dugnolle.  1974.  Identification of the 
     dorsal guard hairs of some mammals of Wyoming.  Wyoming Game and Fish 
     Department. Bull. No. 14. 177 p.

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.  1993.  Climatological data 
     annual summary — Kansas. National Climatic Data Center, Asheville, 
     North Carolina.

_____.  1994.  Climatological data annual summary — Kansas. National Climatic 
     Data Center, Asheville, North Carolina.

_____.  1995.  Climatological data annual summary — Kansas. National Climatic 
     Data Center, Asheville, North Carolina.

_____.  1996.  Climatological data annual summary — Kansas. National Climatic 
     Data Center, Asheville, North Carolina.

_____.  1997.  Climatological data annual summary — Kansas. National Climatic 
     Data Center, Asheville, North Carolina.

Oldfield, B., and J. J. Moriarty.  1994.  Amphibians and reptiles native to 
     Minnesota.  Univ. Minnesota Press, Minneapolis.  237 p.

Potvin, F., H. Jolicoeur, and J. Huot.  1988.  Wolf diet and prey selectivity 
     during two periods for deer in Quebec: decline versus expansion.  
     Can. J. Zool. 66:1274-1279.

Ralls, K. R., and L. L. Eberhardt.  1997.  Assessment of abundance of San 
     Joaquin kit foxes by spotlight surveys.  J. Mammal. 78:65-73.

Sargeant, A. B., S. H. Allen, and J. P. Fleskes.  1986.  Commercial sunflowers: 
     Food for red foxes in North Dakota.  Prairie Nat., 18:91-94.

_____, M. A. Sovada, and R. J. Greenwood.  1998.  Interpreting evidence of 
     depredation on duck nests in the prairie pothole region.  U. S. Geological 
     Survey, Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center, Jamestown , ND, and 
     Ducks Unlimited, Inc., Memphis, Tennessee.  72 p.

Scott-Brown, J. M., S. Herrero, and J. Reynolds.  1987.  Swift fox.  p. 433-441 
     In: M. Novak, J. A. Baker, M. E. Obbard and B. Malloch (eds.).  Wild 
     furbearer management and conservation in North America.  Ontario Trappers 
     Association, North Bay, Ontario, Canada.
Sovada, M. A., J. M. Roaldson, and A. B. Sargeant.  1999.  Foods of American 
     badgers in west-central Minnesota and southeastern North Dakota during 
     the duck nesting season.  Am. Midl. Nat., 142: 410-414.

_____, C. C. Roy, J. B. Bright, and J. R. Gillis.  1998.  Causes and rates of 
     mortality of swift foxes in western Kansas.  J. Wildl. Manage., 

_____, D. J. Telesco, and C. C. Roy.  2000.  Coyote, Canis latrans, use of 
     commercial sunflower, Helianthus spp., seeds as a food source in 
     western Kansas. Can. Field-Nat., 114: In press.

Steel, R. G. D., and J. H. Torrie.  1980.  Principles and procedures of 
     statistics: a biometrical approach.  2nd ed. McGraw-Hill, New York. 633 p.

Swift Fox Conservation Team.  1997.  Conservation assessment and conservation 
     strategy for swift fox in the United States.  R. Kahn, L. Fox, P. Horner, 
     B. Giddings and C. C. Roy (tech. eds.).  Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks, 
     Helena.  54 p.

Uresk, D. W., and J. C. Sharps.  1986.  Denning habitat and diet of the swift 
     fox in western South Dakota.  Great Basin Nat. 46:249-253.

White, P. J., and K. Ralls.  1993.  Reproduction and spacing patterns of kit 
     foxes relative to changing prey availability.  J. Wildl. Manage., 

Zumbaugh, D. M., and J. R. Choate.  1985.  Historical biogeography of foxes in 
     Kansas.  Trans. Kansas Acad. Sci., 88:1-13.

_____, _____, and L. B. Fox.  1985.  Winter food habits of the swift fox on the 
     central high plains.  Prairie Nat., 17:41-47.

Previous Section -- Acknowledgements
Return to Contents

Accessibility FOIA Privacy Policies and Notices

Take Pride in America logo logo U.S. Department of the Interior | U.S. Geological Survey
Page Contact Information: Webmaster
Page Last Modified: Saturday, 02-Feb-2013 05:48:46 EST
Sioux Falls, SD [sdww54]