The Beech marten (Martes foina) can be found in most parts of Europe and Central Asia. It is well adapted to a big range of habitats, living in open areas and woods. It is a nocturnal mammal and it feeds on a wide variety of foods such as rodents, small birds and large amounts of fruits such as cherries, apples and pears. Rarely it attacks poultry. In Greece it can be found both in the mainland and islands.