Materials on the diet of the otter (Lutra lutra L.) in the west Rhodopes Mountain, South Bulgaria
Ecologia Balkanica 2013; 5(1) : 137-139
Otter spraints were collected from the West Rhodopes from Batak Dam, Chaya and Parvenetska River areas during 2005-2007. Main food resources in Batak Dam during autumn were the frogs dominated by representatives of the family Ranidae, followed by different fish species. In both rivers the main food was the fish with predominance of Barbus cyclolepis, the frogs, and the crabs.