Tag: Bubo bubo

First record of cooperative nesting in the Eagle Owl Bubo bubo

Eurasian Eagle-Owl (Bubo bubo) Science Article 11 abstract Monogamy appears to be the most commonmating system amongst raptors and owls. However,alternative breeding strategies have beendescribed (i.e. polygyny, polyandry and cooperativebreeding; Newton, 1979; Mikkola,1983; Del Hoyo et al., 1999; Hatchwell &Komdeur, 2000). Recent studies have shownthat co-operative breeding is much more widespreadthan had previously been thought; […]