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Die Sumpfohreule [The Short-Eared Owl] Asio flammeus

By: Robert Gerber(Author)
54 pages, 22 b/w photos, 2 b/w maps, tables
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Language: German

The Short-Eared Owl unfortunately belongs to the rare breeding birds of Germany, so that it is mostly unknown. But there are times in autumn when larger flocks come to us that stay through the winter when food supplies (mice) are ample. It is then that one has an opportunity to observe the birds in their preferred habitats.

In this way the author spent a considerable amount of time observing flocks of short-eared owls near Leipzig to get an insight into their behaviors, vocalizations and nutrition. The author links these findings with research results of other ornithologists in an appealing way, so that in the present study a comprehensive overview of the current knowledge about Asio flammeus is given. The short-eared owl is – like all owls – an avid mice catcher. Hopefully this volume will contribute to the protection of this useful nocturnal hunter.

Summary in German:
Die Sumpfohreule gehört leider schon zu den seltenen Brutvögeln unserer Heimat, so daß sie weiten Kreisen mehr oder weniger unbekannt ist. Es kommen aber zuweilen im Herbst größere Trupps zu uns, die bei reichlichem Nahrungsangebot (Mäuse) den Winter über verweilen. Es ist dann Gelegenheit gegeben, den Vogel in seinen bevorzugten Aufenthaltsbiotopen zu beobachten.

So war es dem Verfasser vergönnt, in der Nähe von Leipzig längere Zeit hindurch größere Trupps von Sumpfohreulen zu beobachten und dabei Einblick in Verhaltensweisen, Lautäußerungen und Ernährung zu bekommen. Diese Feststellungen verbindet der Verfasser in einer ansprechenden Form mit den Forschungsergebnissen anderer Ornithologen, so daß in vorliegender Arbeit ein umfassender Überblick über das derzeitige Wissen um Asio flammeus gegeben wird. Die Sumpfohreule gehört – wie alle Eulen – zu den eifrigen Mäusefängern. Möge dieser Band zum Schutze dieses nützlichen nächtlichen Jägers beitragen.

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By: Robert Gerber(Author)
54 pages, 22 b/w photos, 2 b/w maps, tables
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