Influence of habitat structure and food on patch choice of captive coyotes
Applied Animal Behaviour Science
•We tested patch choice in captive coyotes using urban and natural habitat.
•Coyotes preferred the homogeneous structure of their natal habitat.
•Coyotes, especially females and bold animals, next preferred a mixture of habitat.
•Food had no effect on coyote patch choice.
•Urban areas with both types of habitat are more likely to be used by coyotes.
Young, Julie; Poessel, Sharon A.; and Gese, Eric M., "Influence of habitat structure and food on patch choice of captive coyotes" (2014). Wildland Resources Faculty Publications. Paper 1624.