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Appleby and Redpath (1997)

B.M. Appleby and S.M. Redpath (1997)

Variation in the male territorial hoot of the Tawny Owl Strix aluco in three English populations.

Ibis vol. 139 (1997), 152-8.


Bowmaker & Martin (1978)

Visual pigments and colour vision in a nocturnal bird, Strix aluco (Tawny Owl).

J.K. Bowmaker and G.R. Martin

Vision Research vol. 18 no. 9 (1978), 1125-30.


Coles, C. F., Petty, S. J. and Thomas, C. J. (2000)

Relationships between foraging range, prey density and habitat structure in the Tawny Owl Strix aluco.

In: Raptors at risk (Proceedings of the 5th World Conference on Birds of Prey and Owls). Chancellor & Meyburg (Eds), pp. 803-812. Hancock House Publishing and World Working Group on Birds of Prey and Owls.


Galeotti P. and Pavan G., 1993.

Differential response of territorial Tawny owls (Strix aluco) to the hooting of neighbours and strangers.

Ibis, 135: 300-304.


Galeotti P., and Pavan G., 1991.

Individual recognition of male Tawny owls (Strix aluco) using spectrograms of their territorial calls.

Ethology, Ecology & Evolution, 3: 113-126.


Galeotti, P. 1994.

Patterns of territory size and defence level in rural and urban Tawny Owl (Strix aluco) populations.

Journal of Zoology London 234:641-658.


Galeotti, P., F. Morimando, and C. Violani. 1991.

Feeding ecology of the Tawny Owls (Strix aluco) in urban habitats (northern Italy).

Bollettino Di Zoologia 58:143-150.


Goszczynski, J., et al. 1992 [1993?].

Variation in diet of Tawny Owl Strix aluco L. along an urbanization gradient.

Acta Ornithologica 27:112-123.


Harrison, C.J.O. 1960.

The food of some urban Tawny Owls.

Bird Study 7:236-240.


Hirons, G., Hardy, A. & Stanley, P. 1979.

Starvation in young Tawny Owls.

Bird Study 26: 59-63.


Hirons G. 1. M. (1985)

The effects of territorial behaviour on the stability and dispersion of Tawny Owl (Strix aluco) populations

J. Zool. (Lond.) 1985. Vol. 1. ? 1. P.. 21—48.


Hirons, G. J. M.; Hardy, A. R.; Stanley, P. I. 1984.

Body weight, gonad development and moult in the Tawny Owl (Strix aluco).

Journal of Zoology, London 202: 145-164.


Labes, R. 1990.

Beetles (Coleoptera) in the diet of the Tawny Owl, Strix aluco from Mecklenburg, Germany.

Beitr. Vogelkd. 36(6):305-320.



All G.R. Martin's publications on vision


Martin on Tawny Owl

All G.R. Martin's publications on the tawny from his own list


Martin colour 1975

G.R. Martin (1975)

Color vision in the tawny owl (Strix aluco).

Journal of Comparative and Physiological Psychology vol. 86 no. 1 (1974), 133-41.


Mikkola, Heimo (1983)

Tawny Owl Strix aluco (Linné).

In Heimo Mikkola, Owls of Europe, pp. 136-56. T. & A. D. Poyser, Calton, Staffordshire, England, 1983 (first edition).


Petty, S.J., G. Shaw and D.I.K. Anderson. 1994.

Value of nest boxes for population studies and conservation of owls in coniferous forests in Britain.

J. Raptor Res. 28(3): 134-142.


Petty, S. J. and Thomas, C. J. (in press).

Distribution, numbers and breeding success of Tawny Owls Strix aluco in relation to clear cutting in a conifer forest in northern England.

In: Birds of prey in a changing Environment.  Thompson, Marquiss & Fielding (Eds.), The Stationery Office, London.


Ranazzi L., Manganaro A., Salvati L. (2000)

Response to taped broadcasts and territory spacing of Tawny Owls (Strix aluco).

Lettera ai Soci 4, Jul-Aug 2000. Societŕ Italiana di Ecologia. www.dsa.unipr.it/site


Ranazzi (L.), Manganaro (A.), Ranazzi (R.) and Salvati (L.) (2000)

Densité, superficie du territoire, réussite de la reproduction et régime alimentaire d’une population de Chouette hulotte (Strix aluco) dans un milieu urbain méditerranéen (Rome, Italie). [Density, territory size, breeding success and diet of a tawny owl Strix aluco population in a mediterranean urban area (Rome, Italy)].

Alauda 2000(2)



Redpath, S.M. and I. Wyllie. 1994.

Traps for capturing territorial owls.

J. Raptor Res. 28(2): 115-117.


Roulin, A., B. Ducret, P.-A. Ravussin, and R. Altwegg. 2003.

Female plumage coloration covaries with reproductive strategies in the Tawny Owl.

Journal of Avian Biology 34: 393-401.


(a classic paper)

Southern, H.N. 1970.

The natural control of a population of Tawny Owls (Strix aluco).

Journal of Zoology 162: 197-285.


Sunde's publication list 2005

Peter Sunde's publications on Tawny Owls to 2005 (from his home page)


P. Sunde and B.E.N. Markussen (2005)

Using counts of begging young to estimate post-fledging survival in Tawny Owls Strix aluco.

Bird Study vol. 52 part 3 (November 2005), 343-5.

(An attempt to assess the accuracy obtained when an untrained observer estimates the number of surviving fledglings through counts of begging young by comparing his/her estimates with the actual number obtained by telemetry. Study conducted in Denmark in an area well known to the first author. Second author was the "untrained" observer. Total of 14 broods radio-tagged. Method was found to be reliable, suggesting that counts made by an untrained observer will not significantly underestimate true survival rates. Main source of inaccuracy was found to be young that did not call. Study also confirmed high mortality rates of post-fledged tawny owlets (here ~25% in a good food year).)


P. Sunde and S.M. Redpath

Combining information from range use and habitat selection: sex-specific spatial responses to habitat fragmentation in Tawny Owls Strix aluco.

Ecography, in press


P. Sunde

Effects of backpack radio tags on Tawny Owls.

Journal of Wildlife Management, in press


V.T. Susic and R.M. Kovacevic (1973)

Sleep patterns in the owl Strix aluco.

Physiology and Behavior vol. 11 no. 3 (1973), 313-7.


Thomas, C. J., Sherratt, T. N., Elston, D. A., Lambin, X. L., and Petty, S. J. (1997).

Spatial and temporal population dynamics of field voles and tawny owls in a fragmented forest.

In: 6th annual conference of the International Association for Landscape Ecology (UK), Species Dispersal and Land Use Processes Cooper, J. (Ed.),. IALE (UK), University of Ulster.


Sasvári L., Hegyi Z., Csörgo T., and Hahn I. (2000).

Age-dependent diet change, parental care and reproductive cost in Tawny Owls Strix aluco.

Acta Oecologia 21 (4-5): 267-275.



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