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Citation. Nicholls, T. H.; Warner, D. W. 1968. A harness for attaching radio transmitters to large owls. Bird-Banding 39(3):209-214.   [1450  CC]

Abstract. Owls seldom receive intensive study because their activities are generally nocturnal and night observation is difficult. To overcome this, miniature radio transmitters were placed successfully on Barred Owls (Strix varia) and Great Horned Owls (Bubo virginianus) at the University of Minnesota's Cedar Creek Automatic Radio-tracking Station (Cochran, et al., 1965). This paper reports results of a laboratory and field-tested harness bearing a radio transmitter. The harness was modified in design after that used and described by Cochran et al. (1963) on geese.

Keywords. great horned owl, barred owl, Strigidae, radiotelemetry technique

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