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Title: Coexistence of owl species in the farmland of southeastern Poland

Creator:

Kitowski, Ignacy

Date issued/created:

2002

Resource Type:

Article

Subtitle:

Acta Ornithologica, vol. 37, no. 2 ; Współwystępowanie sów w krajobrazie rolniczym - badania z obszaru południowo-wschodniej Polski

Contributor:

Polska Akademia Nauk. Muzeum i Instytut Zoologii

Publisher:

Muzeum i Instytut Zoologii PAN

Place of publishing:

Warszawa

Description:

Bibliogr. p. 123 ; P. [121]-124 : ill. ; 27 cm ; Abstract in Polish. Taxa in Latin

Abstract:

The study relates to the Little Owl Athene noctua, Barn Owl Tyto alba, Tawny Owl Strix aluco, and Long-eared Owl Asio otus. By coexistence is meant the simultaneous nesting, or territorial occupation in the breeding period, of more than one owl species within the area of one farm. Altogether, 48 territories of owls in 16 farm building complexes were found. Distances between nearest-neighbour nest sites were 16-203 m. In the Little Owl the average distance was 43 m ą 28, in the Tawny Owl 159 m ą 61. The number of young in broods of Little Owls nesting in coexistence was significantly lower compared to those nesting with other owls. The considerable incidence of coexistence found was related to the specific conditions of the study area: "islands" of farm building complexes offered favourable nesting sites, while the surrounding monoculture fields provided hunting territories with only limited opportunities for nesting. The productivity of the Little Owl and Barn Owl in the study area was low, probably because of interactions brought about by nesting in close proximity.

Relation:

Acta Ornithologica

Volume:

37

Issue:

2

Start page:

121

End page:

124

Format:

application/pdf

Resource Identifier:

oai:rcin.org.pl:45675

Source:

MiIZ PAN, call no. P.257-37-2 ; MiIZ PAN, call no. P.4568-37-2 ; click here to follow the link

Language:

pol ; eng

Rights:

Rights Reserved - Restricted Access

Terms of use:

Copyright-protected material. Access only on terminals at the Museum and Institute of Zoology of the Polish Academy of Sciences, may be used within the limits of statutory user freedoms.

Digitizing institution:

Museum and Institute of Zoology of the Polish Academy of Sciences

Original in:

Library of the Museum and Institute of Zoology of the Polish Academy of Sciences

Projects co-financed by:

Programme Innovative Economy, 2010-2014, Priority Axis 2. R&D infrastructure ; European Union. European Regional Development Fund

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