Resti vegetali nelle borre di civetta Athene noctua (Scopoli, 1769)

Fontaneto D., Guidali F.

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Abstract:

We report data on the presence of vegetable matter in pellets of the Little Owl, Athene noctua (Scopoli, 1769). The presence of vegetable remains seems to be positively related to remains of invertebrates with hard cuticle, and negatively related to remains of fur of little mammals and feathers of birds. The Little Owl could so ingest vegetable matter to help pellet egestion.