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Post-Release Survival of Hand-Reared Tawny Owls (Strix Aluco)

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Abstract:

The post-release survival of hand-reared tawny owls, Strix aluco, was studied. Hand-rearing did not appear to affect the birds' instinctive behaviour or post-release survival. The recovery of several pellets confirmed that hunting in this species is an innate process. In terms of animal welfare, hand-reared tawny owls do not appear to be at a disadvantage when compared with wild juveniles, indicating that current rearing and release practices are effective.

Keywords: ANIMAL WELFARE; HAND-REARED; INSTINCTS; JUVENILE; SURVIVAL; TAWNY OWLS

Document Type: Short Communication

Publication date: 2000-08-01

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