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
<p><b>Capsule</b> The analysis of 616 papers about the diet of the European Barn Owl <i>Tyto alba</i> 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.</p>