Tag: Eurasian Pygmy Owl

Does predation maintain tit community diversity?

Eurasian Pygmy Owl (Glaucidium passerinum) Science Article 1 abstract European tits of the genus Parus constitute a complex group of coexisting borealbirds. Here we present a survey of the distribution of three coniferous-living Parusspecies and one of their main predators, the pygmy owl (Glaucidium passerinum), onnine isolated islands in Scandinavia. On all islands the coal […]

Influence of snow cover on food hoarding in Pygmy Owls Glaucidium passerinum

Eurasian Pygmy Owl (Glaucidium passerinum) Science Article 2 abstract Voles are the most preferred prey of Pygmy Owls (Glaucidium passerinum) in Northern Europe, where the extensive snow cover may decrease the availability of voles. Snow covermay thus cause changes in the diet fromwhat is expected on the basis of prey abundance alone. Food hoarding behaviour […]