Geographic and temporal variation in the consumption of bats by European barn owls

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Title
Geographic and temporal variation in the consumption of bats by European barn owls
Journal
Bird Study
Author(s)
Roulin A., Christe P.
ISSN
0006-3657
Publication state
Published
Issued date
2013
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Volume
60
Number
4
Pages
561-569
Language
english
Abstract
Capsule We report a review of the occurrence of bats in the Barn Owl diet Tyto alba in Europe. Based on 802 studies reporting 4.02 million prey items identified in pellets, 4949 were bats (0.12%). We found that bat predation decreased during the last 150 years, is more frequent on islands than mainland, and is higher in eastern than western Europe and in southern than northern Europe. Although Barn Owls usually capture bats opportunistically, they can sometimes specialize on them.
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