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Mahan, Mahan & Sachtleben, "Analaysis of Long-Eared Owl (Asio otus) Pellets from Eastern Nebraska," from Nebraska Bird Review (September 2001) 69(3).
A common way to determine the food habits of an owl is to analyze prey remains found within regurgitated pellets, called "owl pellets." We collected and analyzed owl pellets found under a Long-eared Owl (Asio otus) roost in eastern Nebraska as part of two grade school science fair projects. The results are presented here to add to the knowledge about the food habits of this species in Nebraska.