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J Avian Med Surg. 2008 Jun;22(2):158-60.

Rural culture and the conservation of Mackinders eagle owls (Bubo capensis mackinderi) in Kenya.

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National Museums of Kenya, Department of Zoology, Ornithology Section, PO Box 1629, Sarit Centre, Nairobi, 00606, Kenya.

Abstract

The author describes her fieldwork studying a population of Mackinders eagle owls that live adjacent to small-scale farms in rural Kenya. Her study investigated the effects of farming practices on the diet and breeding ecology of the owls. She documented local people's attitudes toward owls since owls are taboo throughout Africa. She describes a typical day in the field, the community aspect of her project, her unique experiences studying owls in Kenya, and promotion of owl tourism.

PMID:
18689078
DOI:
10.1647/2007-036R.1
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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