Series: Field Studies Council Occasional Publication Volume: 123
By: Leanne Thomas (Author), Chris Shields (Illustrator)
8 pages, colour illustrations, b/w line drawings
This fold-out chart includes colour paintings of the 5 species of owl permanently resident in the British Isles, shown both perched and at rest, illustrations and written descriptions of the different pellets that may be found, and a systematic identification key to the contents of owl pellets, including complete skulls, jaws, teeth and other recognisable bones and animal parts.
Text on the reverse side provides identification information for each species - body length, wingspan, call, habitat, UK breeding range, main prey and conservation status - is given in a table. Guidance is also included on where pellets can be found and how they can be prepared and dissected.
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