Cannibalism by a Barred Owl
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February 21, 201913 Versions


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: "I just found a similar situation in Williston. Walking through the woods, I spooked a larger barred owl that had a smaller barred owl in its talons. It ended up dropping its prey/meal. One wing and the head were missing." -
The missing head and wing would seem to be more in line with scavenging, and there would be no reason for the owl to remove these body parts to consume the body cavity muscle.
Can you add abstract heading?
Eastern Screech-Owl (Megascops asio) and perhaps
. I could not determine whether this was a case of intraspecific predation or a case of scavenging
Change to ": a possible incidence of intraspecific predation or scavenging."
only once
but these are two separate instances. So "twice", correct?
it was injured
change to "the owl was injured, "
is somewhat
change to "would seem"
Although the circumstances of this observation remain unresolved, it does demonstrate clearly that Barred Owls are opportunistic foragers that, given the opportunity, will consume conspecifics.
I would suggest a rewrite of this ultimate sentence to reduce comma use.