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The Breeding Ecology of the Boreal Owl (Aegolius funereus beickianus) in Gansu Province, China

The Breeding Ecology of the Boreal Owl (Aegolius funereus beickianus) in Gansu Province, China

Yongke Zhu1,2, Yun Fang1, Songhua Tang1, Yuan Gu3, Jinming Zhao4, Wolfgang Scherzinger5 and Yue-Hua Sun1*

1Key Laboratory of Animal Ecology and Conservation Biology, Institute of Zoology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, 100101, China
2University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100049, China
3Department of Zoology, Tianjin Natural History Museum, Tianjin 300201, China
4School of Life Science, Huaibei Normal University, Huaibei 235000, China
5Nationalpark Bayerischer Wald, Guntherstrasse 8, D94568 St. Oswald, Germany
 
*      Corresponding author: sunyh@ioz.ac.cn
0030-9923/2024/0002-0533 $ 9.00/0

Fig. 1.

The distribution of nest boxes for boreal owl at Lian Hua Shan. White for unused nests, yellow for breeding once, blue for breeding twice, red for breeding three times.

Fig. 2.

The adult bird (A), egg (b, red arrow) and nestlings (B), 1 day old, (C) nestlings opened their eyes (12 days old), (D) The female left the nest-box (17-21 days old) (photographed by Yongke Zhu and Yun Fang).

Pakistan Journal of Zoology

February

Pakistan J. Zool., Vol. 56, Iss. 1, pp. 01-501

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