FIELD GUIDE TO NORTH AMERICAN MAMMALS
ORDER: CarnivoraFAMILY: MustelidaeAmerican Martens are widely distributed in northern forests across Canadaand into Alaska. Only 200 years ago, they were also abundant in thesoutheastern United States. Smaller than the Fisher and larger than theErmine, Martens are omnivores, including insects, fruits, and seeds as well as birds and small-to-medium-sized mammals in their diet. Martens mostfrequently hunt on the ground, but they are capable climbers, and will pursueRed Squirrels in trees. Martens are solitary and territorial.
Also known as:
Pine Marten, Marten
Range: 560-680 mm males; 500-600 mm females
Range: 470-1,250 g males; 280-850 g females
Credit: painting by Consie Powell from Kays and Wilson's Mammals of North America, © Princeton University Press(2002)
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