We report a unique case of two female Barn Owls laying eggs and incubating together in a single nest cup in a communal nest. A trio of two females and one male bred in an abandoned water tower in 2013 in Israel. Both females incubated/brooded together in the communal nest, and all three individuals brought food to the communal family. The two females laid 20 eggs, of which 19 hatched and 16 fledged.
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||Wilson Journal of Ornithology|
|State||Published - 1 Mar 2015|
Bibliographical notePublisher Copyright:
© 2015 by the Wilson Ornithological Society.
- Barn Owl
- Tyto alba
- communal nesting
- cooperative breeding
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics
- Animal Science and Zoology