Barn Owl (Tyto alba) breeding biology in relation to breeding season climate

@article{Chausson2013BarnO,
  title={Barn Owl (Tyto alba) breeding biology in relation to breeding season climate},
  author={Alexandre Chausson and Isabelle Henry and Bettina Almasi and Alexandre Roulin},
  journal={Journal of Ornithology},
  year={2013},
  volume={155},
  pages={273-281}
}
Winter weather has a strong influence on Barn Owl (Tyto alba) breeding biology. Here, we analyzed the impacts of weather conditions on reproductive performance during the breeding season using data collected over 22 years in a Swiss Barn Owl population. Variations in rain and temperature during the breeding season played an important role in within-year variation in Barn Owl reproduction. An increase in rainfall during the period from 4 to 2 weeks preceding egg laying had a positive effect on… CONTINUE READING