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World Owl Trust - leading the World in Owl Conservation

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Little Owl - Athene noctua
Little Owl - Athene noctua
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A wide variety of prey is taken, but small mammals such as mice, voles and shrews invariably form the significant proportion. Even small rabbits are not immune from attack. Small birds are frequently taken during the breeding season, as well as chicks of larger species. Earthworms, snails and slugs and even small fish are all taken, but insects are perhaps the dominant element.

 

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The World Owl Trust is a member of BIAZA
The World Owl Trust is a member of the British and Irish Association of Zoos and Aquariums (BIAZA) and the European Association of Zoos and Aquariums (EAZA). The Trust relies on a dedicated membership, visitors, donations and legacies.
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