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Diet of powerful owls Ninox strenua in inner city Melbourne parks, Victoria

Fitzsimons, James A. and Rose, A. B. 2010, Diet of powerful owls Ninox strenua in inner city Melbourne parks, Victoria, Australian field ornithology, vol. 27, no. 2, pp. 76-80.

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Title Diet of powerful owls Ninox strenua in inner city Melbourne parks, Victoria
Formatted title Diet of Powerful Owls Ninox strenua in inner city Melbourne parks, Victoria
Author(s) Fitzsimons, James A.
Rose, A. B.
Journal name Australian field ornithology
Volume number 27
Issue number 2
Start page 76
End page 80
Total pages 5
Publisher Bird Observation and Conservation Australia (BOCA)
Place of publication Nunawading, Victoria
Publication date 2010-06
ISSN 1448-0107
Keyword(s) Powerful Owls Ninox strenua
diet
parks
Common Brushtail Possum Trichosurus vulpecula
Common Ringtail Possum Pseudocheirus peregrinus
Black Rat Rattus rattus
Summary Most dietary studies of Powerful Owls Ninox strenua have been from forested habitats or partially disturbed habitats on the urban fringe. The diets of single Powerful Owls roosting in two inner city parks in Melbourne, Victoria, in 2008 and 2009 were analysed. Common Brushtail Possum Trichosurus vulpecula and Common Ringtail Possum Pseudocheirus peregrinus were the only prey species recorded in the Fitzroy Gardens (occurring in equal numbers in the Owl’s diet), whereas Common Brushtail Possums and Black Rats Rattus rattus were recorded in the diet of the Flagstaff Gardens bird. This is a less diverse prey selection than recorded in the only other inner city dietary analysis for this species.
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Language eng
Field of Research 060809 Vertebrate Biology
060208 Terrestrial Ecology
060201 Behavioural Ecology
Socio Economic Objective 960812 Urban and Industrial Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
HERDC collection year 2010
Copyright notice ©2010, Bird Observation and Conservation Australia
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30032379

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