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  • Title
    Perch height and the hunting success of the Indian Eagle Owl Bubo bengalensis (Franklin) (Aves: Strigiformes: Strigidae) targeting anuran prey
    Type
    Journal Article
    Description
    Investigation into the predation of a pair of Indian Eagle Owls on anurans disclosed the fact that the greatest success (52.17%) was when the owls pounced from a height of less than 2m and the lowest (12.5%) was from a height of 5–6 m. No success was recorded when the owls pounced from over a height of 6m or when they tried wading in water to catch their prey. Overall, 146 pounces were observed and the strike success was 28.7%.
    Attribution
    Eric Ramanujam, Journal of Threatened Taxa, Vol 8, No 6 (2016); pp. 8905–8908 http://dx.doi.org/10.11609/jott.2606.8.6.8905-8908