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OPPORTUNISTIC PREDATION OF A LITTLE BROWN BAT (MYOTIS LUCIFUGUS) BY A GREAT HORNED OWL (BUBO VIRGINIANUS) IN SOUTHERN YUKON

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Year
2011

Citation

Jung, Thomas S., Lausen, Cori L., Talerico, Jennifer M., and Slough, Brian G., 2011, OPPORTUNISTIC PREDATION OF A LITTLE BROWN BAT (MYOTIS LUCIFUGUS) BY A GREAT HORNED OWL (BUBO VIRGINIANUS) IN SOUTHERN YUKON: Northwestern Naturalist, v. 92, no. 1, p. 69-72.

Summary

A wide variety of vertebrates likely opportunistically prey on Little Brown Bats, but no species are known to specialize on them, and surprisingly few have been confirmed as predators, including owls. Evidence of predation by owls on Little Brown Bats is limited to incidental records of predation by Eastern Screech Owls in the Great Lakes region and a Northern Saw-whet Owl in southeastern Alaska. Here, Jung et al document an observation of a Great Horned Owl (Bubo virginianus) preying on a Little Brown Bat in a mist net. They use mist nets to capture bats on the Lubbock River in southcentral Yukon Canada.

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4001 records
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nwblcc-20160306.xml

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ISSN http://sciencebase.gov/vocab/identifierScheme 1051-1733

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