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Propagation of barn owls in captivity

The Auk

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Abstract

Some aspects of the biology and life history of native birds often are more readily obtained in captivity than in the field. This is particularly true in evaluating the effects of pesticides or other pollutants on birds, because establishing cause-and-effect relationships requires experimental studies. Few wild species have been bred in captivity with sufficient success to permit the large-scale studies that are needed. This paper reports successful efforts to breed Barn Owls (Tyto alba prolinicola) in captivity and presents biological data concerning reproduction.

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Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Propagation of barn owls in captivity
Series title:
The Auk
Volume:
90
Issue:
2
Year Published:
1973
Language:
English
Publisher:
American Ornithological Society
Contributing office(s):
Patuxent Wildlife Research Center
Description:
3 p.
First page:
426
Last page:
428