RE: Barking Owls

Subject: RE: Barking Owls
From: "Conole, Lawrie" <>
Date: Mon, 6 Jul 1998 16:53:18 +1000
> What is likely to happen to these birds, and the many Little Eagles,
> when,
> and if, the rabbit numbers crash in this valley.  Their traditional
> small
> mammalian prey is long extinct.
Little Eagles I'm not sure about.  Some populations have a 'culture' of
catching birds, so maybe they can adapt??

As for Barking Owls, in my small experience of them in Victoria, they're
dynamite on roosting birds up to & including Australian Magpies.
Theoretically there's a smorgasbord of magpies and the like out there
for Barking Owls to snaffle, but whether there's enough time for them to
learn new tricks is the issue I guess.

Lawrie Conole
58 Holden Street, Fitzroy North 3068
Victoria, Australia
37°46'57"S  144°58'45"E

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