beech marten


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beech marten


[Translation of French hêtrière, from hêtre, beech (forests of which are favored by stone martens).]

beech marten

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(Animals) another name for stone marten
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Noun1.beech marten - Eurasian marten having a brown coat with pale breast and throatbeech marten - Eurasian marten having a brown coat with pale breast and throat
marten, marten cat - agile slender-bodied arboreal mustelids somewhat larger than weasels
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The beech marten, identified in a European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) (http://indico.
Grass snakes (Natrix natrix) are common in this locality, and other potential predators of newts found there are bird species Black Stork (Ciconia nigra) and Eurasian jay (Garrulus glandarius), as well as mammals European polecat (Mustela putorius), Beech marten (Martes foina), European pine marten (Martes martes), European badger (Meles meles), and Raccoon dog (Nyctereutes procyonoides).
Among the weasel-like creatures--the tiny weasel itself, the ermine, the pine marten, the beech marten, and the European polecat--only one, the beech marten, has become a city dweller.