Although not closely related from an evolutionary point of view, owls are often ecologically similar to raptors. And some owls strongly interact with diurnal raptors via competition or even predation. For example, the Eurasian Eagle Owl can be a powerful predator of most European raptors species and also other owls.
For this reason, and because owls a very interesting birds, I’ve added species accounts for the owls. Currently they are empty but content is coming soon. Make sure to come back regularly.
I’ll first start working on the Eurasian Eagle Owl and Ural Owl.
Gerald Malle and Remo Probst have recently published a German book about the ecology and conservation of the Eurasian Scops Owl with a focus on Austria and Carinthia (a federal state in the south of Austria at the Slovenian and Italian border).
This is the most comprehensive book currently available on the species. Before that book, Remo Probst had already written or edited several other fantastic books on the Eurasian Hobby, White-tailed Eagle and Great Grey Shrike. This book is a must for anyone interested in the Eurasian Scops Owl in particular as well as owls in general.
The book can be ordered here:
Naturwissenschaftlicher Verein für Kärnten
More information about the conservation project can be found here: