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Barn Owls: Predator - Prey Relations and Conservation

By: Iain Taylor

304 pages, 48 b/w photos, 93 line diagrams, 7 tables

Cambridge University Press

Paperback | Jun 2004 | #143295 | ISBN: 0521545870
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Hardback | Apr 1994 | #31739 | ISBN: 052139290X
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About this book

In many countries barn owl numbers are falling rapidly. This study of the relationship between the barn owl and its prey seeks to demonstrate how an understanding of these relationships can help in the conservation of this species. Also gives an in-depth description of its biology and ecology. First published in 1994.

'This book deserves to be read, not just by those willing to take active steps to help but also by anyone wanting to know more about this beautiful bird.' British Birds 'This has to be the most detailed book on Barn Owls that has been written. The text is easy to read, the arguments well developed and the artwork stunning.' Mike Toms, BTO News ' ... this is an excellent book, which reviews some of the main topics in ornithology as well as providing a detailed account of Barn Owl biology.' The Ibis


Preface; 1. Introduction; 2. Distribution and variation; 3. Diet; 4. Foraging behaviour; 5. The ecology and behaviour of the prey; 6. Prey selection and energetics; 7. Ranging and roosting behaviour; 8. Moult; 9. Breeding seasons; 10. Nest sites; 11. Courtship and eggs; 12. Production of young; 13. Dispersal; 14. Mortality; 15. Population size and regulation; 16. Conservation; 17. Conclusions; Appendices; References; Index.

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