In the study published in Nature Ecology & Evolution, scientists used GPS trackers to monitor the hunting success of red and white barn owls
under different phases of the moon.
"What is particularly alarming is that this decline has occurred even at Mount Rainier, where Spotted Owl
habitat has been protected for over 100 years, with virtually no fire or logging disturbance.
The movement-behavior parameters in the model were estimated using Bayesian statistical inference based on radio telemetry data of juvenile little owls
. Amongst other things, the researchers were able to show plausible inter-individual and -sexual behavioral differences female juvenile little owls
tend to move more directionally and fly longer distances during the dispersal phase, while their male counterparts are characterized by a tendency to take longer rests, and show a greater attachment to suitable habitat.
I caught a glimpse of one last week which, along with the barn owl
, made my week!
This common owl
has a scientific name Otus megalotis, and is one of many owl
species endemic in the country.
Snowys are the heaviest owl
species found in North America.
The project's goals are to support the expansion of a network of migrant owl
banding stations; advocate the use of standardized, comparable netting protocols, and improve communication and coordination among owl
migration research station in North America and beyond.
It is likely that these ancient Middle East beliefs influenced the early Greeks because the owl
became the symbol of Pallas Athena, the Greek goddess of wisdom and warfare.
Nests of Spotted owlet were found at three sampling sites (Kalinger, Gandhian and Shah Allah Ditta), those of little owlet at Kalinger valley, while single cavity nest of the Tawny owl
was located in a mountain ridge at Kalinger valley site.
Sir Quentin must have been so charmed by the African owl
that he's agreed to become a patron on the Owls
Trust in Llandudno, describing it as a "privilege".
4 A barn owl
can eat up to 1,000 mice each year, usually swallowing them whole.
Ear tufts are easily seen on this lanky owl
that's about the size of a crow.