Strong decline in the consumption of invertebrates by Barn Owls from 1860 to 2012 in Europe

2016-03-04T19:13:06Z (GMT) by Alexandre Roulin

Capsule The analysis of 616 papers about the diet of the European Barn Owl Tyto alba showed that 9678 invertebrates were captured out of 3.13 million prey items (0.31%). The consumption of invertebrates strongly decreased between 1860 and 2012. This further demonstrates that the Barn Owl diet changed to a large extent during the last 150 years.