Search Results

1 - 10 of 51 items :

Clear All

References Alivizatos H & Goutner V 1999: Winter diet of the Barn Owl ( Tyto alba ) and Long-eared Owl ( Asio otus ) in northeastern Greece: A comparison. J Rapt Res 33(2): 160-163. Bauer K 1956: Schleiereule ( Tyto alba Scop.) als Fledermausjäger. J Ornithol 97: 335-340. Benda P & Obuch J 2001: Notes on the distribution of hedgehogs (Insectivora: Erinaceidae) in Syria. Lynx, n. s. 32: 45-53. Benda P, Andreas M, Kock D, Lučan RK, Munclinger P, Nová P, Obuch J, Ochman K, Reiter A, Uhrin M & Weinfurtová D 2006: Bats (Mammalia: Chiroptera) of the Eastern

References A ulagnier S., H affner P., M itchell -J ones , A. J., M outou F., Z ima J. (2009): Mammals of Europe North Africa and the Middle East. –A&B Black London. B irdlife I nternational (2004): Birds in Europe: population estimates trends and conservation status. – BirdLife International Cambridge. B richetti P. F racasso G. (2006): Ornitologia Italiana Vol.3 Stercorariidae-Caprimulgidae. – Alberto Perdisa Editore Bologna. B ontzorlos V. P eris S. V lachos G. C. B akaloudis D. (2005): The diet of Barn Owl in the agricultural landscapes of central

References Anděra M, Hanák V & Krátká D 1982: Prízpevek k poznání fauny drobných savcu Vihorlatu. Casopis Národního muzea v Praze [A contribution to knowledge of the fauna of small mammals of the Vihorlat Mts], Rada prírodovedná 151, 4: 185-198. [In Czech with English summary] Balát F 1956: Potrava sovy pálené (Tyto alba) na jižní Morave a na jižním Slovensku Diet of the barn owl (Tyto alba) in southern Moravia and southern Slovakia]. Zoologické listy 5 (3): 237-258. [In Czech with Russian and German summaries] Botková A 2011: Drobné cicavce vo východnej casti

References ArcView (1996). The Geographic Information Systems for Everyone. Redlands: Environmental Systems Research Institute (ESRI) Inc. Bauer, H.G. & Berthol P. (1996). Die Brutvögel Mitteleuropas. Bestand und Gefahrdung. Wiesbaden: AULA Verlag. Bunn, D.S., Warburton, A.B. & Wilson R.D.S. (1992). The Barn Owl. London: T & AD Poyser. Denholm -Young, P.A. (1978). Studies of decomposing cattle dung and its associated fauna. Ph.D. Thesis, University of Oxford, Oxford. Domaszewicz, A., Jabłoński, P. & Lenartowski Z. (1984). Methods of owl counting (in Polish

References Alivizatos, H., Goutner, V., Athanasiadis, A. & Poirazidis, K. 2006. Comparative temporal prey use by Barn Owl (Tyto alba) and Little Owl (Athene noctua) in the Evros Delta, northeastern Greece. – Journal of Biological Research 6: 177–186. Askew, N. P., Searle, J. B. & Moore, N. P. 2007. Agri-environment schemes and foraging of Barn Owls Tyto alba . – Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment 118: 109–114. DOI: 10.1016/j.agee.2006.05.003 Aulagnier, S. 1982. Notes sur le regime alimentaire de la chouette effraie (Tyto alba) dans une localité de

References Boev, Z., Milchev, B. & Popov, V. 2007. Fauna, zoogeography, and ecology of birds in Bulgaria. − In: Fet, V. & Popov, A. (eds.) Biogeography and ecology of Bulgaria. − Springer Publishers, D., pp. 39−84. Borda-de-Águaa, L., Grilob, C. & Pereira, H. 2014. Modeling the impact of road mortality on Barn Owl (Tyto alba) populations using age-structured models. − Ecological Modelling 276: 29-37. DOI 10.1016/j.ecolmodel.2013.12.022 BirdLife International 2004. Birds in Europe: population estimates, trends and conservation status. − Cambridge, UK: BirdLife

Seasonal changes in food composition of the Barn Owl (Tyto alba) in the northern part of the "Záhorie" region

33 prey species (10 296 individuals) were recovered from pellets of the Barn Owl in northern part of the "Záhorie" region (Western Slovakia) during period 2002-2006. The family Arvicolidae constituted 65.68 % of recoveries, Soricidae 17.86 %, Muridae 16.64 %, Talpidae 0.04 %, Gliridae 0.02 %, Mustelidae 0.02 %, Vespertilionidae 0.04 % and Aves 4.7 %. Microtus arvalis was predominantly represented by 65.2 %. For evaluation of diet data "The marked differences from the mean method" was used. The results of pellet analyses provide, besides information about owl diet, also new data about occurrence and geographical distribution of small mammalian species and importance of predators in agricultural landscape.


In the framework of the biodiversity initiative and barcoding project “Austrian Barcode of Life” (ABOL) post mortem examinations of the gastro-intestinal tracts of different species of wild birds were carried out and several adult helminths were retrieved. In the gizzard of two barn owls (Tyto alba) and one common kestrel (Falco tinnuculus) acuariid nematodes belonging to the species Synhimantus (Synhimantus) laticeps (Rudolphi, 1819) were discovered. This report illustrates the identification of this parasitic nematode by morphometric comparison and scanning electron microscopic photographs. Furthermore, genetic identification of individual parasites based on a fragment of the mitochondrial cytochrome c oxidase subunit I (COI) gene and the nuclear 18S ribosomal RNA gene was carried out. This report constitutes the first COI-based DNA barcoding of S. (S.) laticeps and its first record in the barn owl (Tyto alba) in Austria.

References Archawaranon M 1988: Control of aggression and dominance in white-throated sparrows by testosterone and its metabolites. Hormones and Behavior 22: 497–517. Archawaranon M 2004: Rapid sexing hill mynah Gracula religiosa by sex chromosomes. Biotechnology 3: 160–164. Colvin BA 1984: Barn owl foraging behaviour and secondary poisoning hazard from rodenticide use on farm. PhD Thesis. University of Bowling Green, Ohio. de Jong J 2011: Een nieuwe methode voor het seksen van Kerkuilen [New method of barn owl sexing]. Uilen 2: 24–31. [In Dutch with English

Book review: Poprach K 2008: Sova pálená [Barn Owl]. Tyto