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Rodents New to the Diet of the Western Burrowing Owl (Athene cunicularia hypugaea)

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Graham C Hickman, Mary K Skoruppa, Marc C Woodin, and Damon L Williford, Rodents New to the Diet of the Western Burrowing Owl (Athene cunicularia hypugaea): .

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The northern pygmy mouse (Baiomys taylori), fulvous harvest mouse (Reithrodontomys fulvescens), and Merriam's pocket mouse (Perognathus merriami) are new to the diet of the western burrowing owl (Athene cunicularia hypugaea). All three species were identified from remains in regurgitated pellets collected from roost sites of burrowing owls in southern Texas over a period of 4 winters. Together, northern pygmy mice and fulvous harvest mice represented 58% of mammals identified in 182 pellets regurgitated by western burrowing owls. Merriam's pocket mouse accounted for only 4% of identified mammalian prey. Frequency of occurrence in pellets was 16% for northern pygmy mice, 11% for fulvous harvest mice, and 3% for Merriam's pocket mice. [...]

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From Source - Mendeley RIS export <br> On - Tue May 10 10:06:48 CDT 2011

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