||Barn Owl - An Intro to Owl Pellet Labs - DVD
Item Id: DVDOP01X
The barn owl is probably the most popular animal in classroom study today. This is due in part to the fascination that we have with animals not often encountered, but primarily due to a by-product of this nocturnal raptor, owl pellets.
This video describes the habits of the barn owl and takes you through the life cycle from courtship to the fledging of young.
Computer animation is used to show the adaptations which allow the barn owl to find prey in darkness and process those into nutrients and pellets.
The final portion of this video is devoted to an overview of classroom techniques with owl pellets, including dissection and identification of prey and skeletal parts.