Does Nest Box Location and Orientation Affect Occupation Rate and Breeding Success of Barn Owls Tyto alba in a Semi-Arid Environment?

@inproceedings{Charter2010DoesNB,
  title={Does Nest Box Location and Orientation Affect Occupation Rate and Breeding Success of Barn Owls Tyto alba in a Semi-Arid Environment?},
  author={Motti Charter and Kobi Meyrom and Yossi Leshem and Shaul Aviel and Ido Izhaki and Yoav Motro},
  year={2010}
}
Abstract. To date, nest orientation and location in hole-nesting birds have been studied mainly in temperate regions and in diurnal cavity breeders. Here we studied the effect of exposure, orientation, and habitat on nest box occupation and breeding success of Barn Owls in a semi-arid environment. The occupation of nest boxes varied with exposure and orientation. A higher percentage of occupation and more Barn Owl nestlings per breeding attempt were found in nest boxes located in the shade than… Expand
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