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Barn Owl Diet Analysis

The typical diet of a Barn Owl consists of Field Voles, Common Shrews, and Wood Mice. A number of hours after feeding Barn Owls regurgitate prey remains which they cannot digest, such as fur and bone, producing a pellet; these pellets can contain remains of up to 4 -5 small mammals.

 

Pellets will be collected from nest boxes during project monitoring and analysed to understand what prey items contribute to a Barn Owl's typical diet.

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(C) Kate Macrae

Barn Owl pellets containing regurgitated prey remains of fur and bones.