Adapted to a variety of forested habitats (Strickland et al. 1982). Prefer mature old-growth or dense spruce communities with well-established understory and ground cover to support prey (Buskirk 1983, Buskirk and MacDonald 1984, Clark et al. 1987, Flynn and Blundell 1992, Lensink et al. 1955, Schoen et al. 2007). May also use rocky alpine areas.
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