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Diet of the Spotted Owlet Athene brama in an urban landscape

  title={Diet of the Spotted Owlet Athene brama in an urban landscape},
  author={Gaurang G Gowande and Ashish N Nerlekar and P. S. Joshi},
We aimed to study the food habits of the Spotted Owlet Athene brama by combining the pellet analysis as well as direct/visual observation methods. Both methods were used simultaneously for seven months. Direct observations were carried out by visually monitoring the owlets for 214 days, over 642 hrs. All events of feeding were recorded, and prey identified using relevant field guides. 70 pellets were collected from the roosting site of the same owlet pair, treated, and further analysed for… CONTINUE READING
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