Resource Manual For Owl Pellet Labs
1996. James P. Key. Twenty-two pages of reproducible charts, activities, and text. Included are: the natural history of the barn owl with descriptions of size, appearance, nesting habits, nests, and young; taxonomic classification; illustrated charts showing range, adaptations for nocturnal hunting, prey skeletal systems (simple terminology, intermediate terminology, and blank for testing), bone identification/sorting, dichotomous skull key using simple terminology, barn owl nest sites, and a series on digestion from prey capture to pellet formation. Activities include food web construction with provided clip art and guidelines, and comparison of barn owl diets across 12 regions of North America. Printed on heavy card stock with a spiral binding to allow top-quality photocopies.