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Many books mention that Barn Owls Tyto alba sometimes hunt in daylight. I had thought until two years ago that this behaviour was confined to periods when they were short of food,…

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I was very interested to read Phil Palmer’s letter as our local Barn Owls in North Somerset are almost entirely nocturnal. Barn Owls only returned to the area in 2002/03 following the…

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The occurrence of daylight hunting by Barn Owls Tyto alba (BB 106: 416) goes back to the beginning of the last century and is an important subject that has an interesting history…

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In global terms, the Barn Owl Tyto alba is one of the most widely distributed of birds. So I was surprised to hear from Tom Noah, a member of the German rarities…

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Whittles Publishing, 2011; pbk, 151pp; colour photographs; ISBN 978-184995-027-5; Subbuteo code M21073 £16.99 This is a lively and well-written account of the author’s long-standing interest in wildlife and, in particular, his involvement…

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A female ‘Dark-breasted Barn Owl’ was found breeding with a male of the nominate subspecies at a site in Cheshire & Wirral in May 2014…

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This book documents the vocalisations of all owl species in the Western Palearctic, with thorough coverage of the generally recognised subspecies. Following the established ‘Sound Approach’ formula, the reader is guided through four CDs of hoots, screeches, growls and chatters with behavioural notes (both for the birds and the sound recordists), explanatory text and annotated sonograms…

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Book reviews // 01.04.2014

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By Mike Toms Collins (New Naturalist), 2014; 419pp; colour photographs throughout Hbk ISBN 978-0-00-742555-6 Subbuteo code M20994 £55.00 Pbk ISBN 978-0-00-742557-0 Subbuteo code M20995 £35.00 Although not apparent from the title, this…

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ABSTRACT A BBRC review of the identification criteria of `Dark-breasted Barn Owls’ Tyto alba guttata concluded that only those birds with completely buff underparts were safely identifiable as guttata. Many British claims…

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