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Khaleghizadeh A.,Iranian Research Institute of Plant Protection | Robb M.,The Sound Approach
Zoology in the Middle East | Year: 2016

Although the Omani Owl Strix butleri (A. O. Hume, 1878) was previously reported from southern Iran, this note details the first confirmed records of this species from Mashhad (Khorasan) and Jam (Bushehr) in 2015, after recent revision of the taxonomy of this species in the Middle East. © 2016 Taylor & Francis Source


Amr Z.S.,Jordan University of Science and Technology | Robb M.S.,The Sound Approach | Nunes J.M.G.,Parque Ecologico do Funchal | Abu Baker M.A.,Qatar University | Walsh A.,Wildfowl Reserve
Zoology in the Middle East | Year: 2016

The diet of the Omani Owl, Strix butleri, was studied for the first time based on re- cently collected pellets. A total of 22 individual prey items represented three mam- mals (all rodents), at least two undetermined gecko species and one scorpion. By fre- quency, Acomys cahirinus constituted 31.8% and lizards 27.3%, while Gerbillus nanus and G. dasyurus were the least consumed prey items (4.5% each). © 2016 Taylor & Francis Source

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