Fish remains dominate Barn Owl pellets in northwestern Nevada

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Publication Type Journal Article
School or College College of Social & Behavioral Science
Department Anthropology
Creator Broughton, John
Other Author Bogiatto, Raymond J.; Cannon, Virginia I.; Dalton, Kevin; Arnold, Shannon
Title Fish remains dominate Barn Owl pellets in northwestern Nevada
Date 2006
Description The foraging ecology of the Barn Owl (Tytoalba) has been studied extensively, both in the New World (Marti 1988, Castro and Jaksic 1995, Van Vuren and Moore 1998, and others) and the Old World (Glue 1967, Yom-Tov and Wool 1997, and others). Small rodents, insectivores, and small birds are generally the most common prey taken by Barn Owls. Additionally, reptiles, amphibians, and arthropods have been reported as prey of Barn Owls (Knight and Jackman 1984, Marti 1988, Pokines and Kerbis Peterhans 1998). Gallup (1949) observed Barn Owls foraging on California grunion (Leuresthes fornia beach, but no other authors have reported fish in the diet of Barn Owls.
Type Text
Publisher Western North American Naturalist
Volume 66
Issue 3
First Page 395
Last Page 396
Subject Barn Owl pellets; Northwestern Nevada; Fish; Fish remains
Subject LCSH Barn owl -- Food; Barn owl -- Nevada
Language eng
Bibliographic Citation Bogiatto, R. J., Broughton, J. M., Cannon, V. I., Dalton, K., & Arnold, S. (2006). Fish remains dominate Barn Owl pellets in northwestern Nevada. Western North American Naturalist, 66(3), 395-6.
Rights Management (c)Western North American Naturalist
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Date Created 2012-06-13
Date Modified 2021-05-06
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