Micromys


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Micromys

a genus of rodents in the subfamily Murinae of Old World rats and mice.

Micromys minutus
the small, 2 to 3 inch, red-brown Eurasian harvest mouse.
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The influence of winter can also be observed with the great grey shrike in Poland, for which the percentage of Micromys in its diet varies from 1.
It has been shown that some individuals of Micromys find refuge on trees, willows and upper parts of reeds when flood arises (Darinot & Favier 2014) and indubitably this behaviour should enhance their exposure to avian raptors.
The proportion of Micromys prey in the diet of avian raptors tends to confirm the preference of this species for wetlands.
Unsurprisingly, this European survey reveals that the harvest mouse seems to be rarely attracted to woodlands, since this type of habitat is linked with the lowest proportions of Micromys in the diet of the four main raptor owls (Table 2).
In that respect, new studies should assess the impact of predation upon harvest mouse populations in wetlands where it may constitute the main prey for raptors, and also to quantify mechanisms of prey shift to Micromys when the main prey becomes scarce.
2009: On the distribution of Micromys minutus in Italy.
2014: Inondation hivernale et mouvements migratoires au sein d'une population de rat des moissons, Micromys minutus (Pallas, 1771).
1979: Breeding season, litter size and nestling mortality of the harvest mouse, Micromys minutus (Rodentia: Muridae), in Britain.