Schleiereule

Summary

Alias: barn owl, Tyto alba, Strix alba, Tyto alba (Scopoli, 1769)

Top Publications

  1. Hellenbrand J, Biester E, Gruber J, Hamberg M, Frentzen M. Fatty acyl-CoA reductases of birds. BMC Biochem. 2011;12:64 pubmed publisher
    ..cDNA sequences encoding fatty acyl-CoA reductases were cloned from the uropygial glands of barn owl (Tyto alba), domestic chicken (Gallus gallus domesticus) and domestic goose (Anser anser domesticus)...
  2. Niedringhaus K, Burchfield H, Elsmo E, Cleveland C, Fenton H, Shock B, et al. Trichomonosis due to Trichomonas gallinae infection in barn owls (Tyto alba) and barred owls (Strix varia) from the eastern United States. Vet Parasitol Reg Stud Reports. 2019;16:100281 pubmed publisher
    ..Two barn owls (Tyto alba) and four barred owls (Strix varia) submitted for diagnostic examination had lesions consistent with ..
  3. Richardson K, Iverson J, Kurle C. Marine subsidies likely cause gigantism of iguanas in the Bahamas. Oecologia. 2019;189:1005-1015 pubmed publisher
    ..were due to either (a) supplemental food availability from mice and/or seabird carcasses killed by barn owls (Tyto alba) and/or (b) access to more nutrient-rich vegetation fertilized by seabird guano...
  4. Béziers P, San Jose L, Almasi B, Jenni L, Roulin A. Baseline and stress-induced corticosterone levels are heritable and genetically correlated in a barn owl population. Heredity (Edinb). 2019;: pubmed publisher
    ..In this study, we estimated the heritability of baseline and stress-induced corticosterone levels in barn owl (Tyto alba) nestlings from 8 years of data, using a multivariate animal model based on a behavioural pedigree...
  5. Thomsen S, Mazurkiewicz D, Stanley T, Green D. El Niño/Southern Oscillation-driven rainfall pulse amplifies predation by owls on seabirds via apparent competition with mice. Proc Biol Sci. 2018;285: pubmed publisher
    ..On Santa Barbara Island, barn owls (Tyto alba) are the main predator of a nocturnal seabird, the Scripps's murrelet (Synthliboramphus scrippsi), as ..
  6. Usherwood J, Sparkes E, Weller R. Leap and strike kinetics of an acoustically 'hunting' barn owl (Tyto alba). J Exp Biol. 2014;217:3002-5 pubmed publisher
  7. Ducret V, Schaub M, Goudet J, Roulin A. Female-biased dispersal and non-random gene flow of MC1R variants do not result in a migration load in barn owls. Heredity (Edinb). 2019;122:305-314 pubmed publisher
    ..In this work, we demonstrate a high immigration rate of barn owls (Tyto alba) inside a Swiss population surveyed during 15 years...
  8. Beltrame M, Fernández F, Sardella N. First paleoparasitological record of acanthocephalan eggs from Northwestern Patagonia (Late Holocene, Argentina). Acta Trop. 2015;146:33-5 pubmed publisher
    ..of an acanthocephalan were found in an ancient fragment of raptor pellet, probably belonged to the barn owl, Tyto alba, from the archeological site named "Epullán Chica cave...
  9. Monarca R, Mathias M, Speakman J. Behavioural and physiological responses of wood mice (Apodemus sylvaticus) to experimental manipulations of predation and starvation risk. Physiol Behav. 2015;149:331-9 pubmed publisher
    ..We simulated increased predation risk by playing the calls made by predatory birds (owls: Tyto alba and Bubo bubo) to the mice...

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  1. Strong R, Pereira M, Shore R, Henrys P, Pottinger T. Feather corticosterone content in predatory birds in relation to body condition and hepatic metal concentration. Gen Comp Endocrinol. 2015;214:47-55 pubmed publisher
    ..samples were taken from sparrowhawk Accipiter nisus, kestrel Falco tinnunculus, buzzard Buteo buteo, barn owl Tyto alba, and tawny owl Strix aluco and the variation in feather CORT concentrations with respect to species, age, sex, ..
  2. Dreiss A, Séchaud R, Béziers P, Villain N, Genoud M, Almasi B, et al. Social huddling and physiological thermoregulation are related to melanism in the nocturnal barn owl. Oecologia. 2016;180:371-81 pubmed publisher
    ..To reduce energy loss, offspring huddle during periods of cold weather. We investigated in nestling barn owls (Tyto alba) whether body temperature, oxygen consumption and huddling were associated with melanin-based coloration...
  3. Burri R, Antoniazza S, Gaigher A, Ducrest A, Simon C, Fumagalli L, et al. The genetic basis of color-related local adaptation in a ring-like colonization around the Mediterranean. Evolution. 2016;70:140-53 pubmed publisher
    ..the genetic basis and evolutionary history of a clinal plumage color polymorphism in European barn owls (Tyto alba)...
  4. Suárez W, Olson S. Systematics and distribution of the giant fossil barn owls of the West Indies (Aves: Strigiformes: Tytonidae). Zootaxa. 2015;4020:533-53 pubmed publisher
    ..systematics and distribution of the extinct West Indian taxa of Tytonidae (Tyto) larger than the living barn owl Tyto alba (Scopoli), we reached the following conclusions: (1) the species T...
  5. Roque I, Lourenço R, Marques A, Coelho J, Coelho C, Pereira E, et al. Barn owl feathers as biomonitors of mercury: sources of variation in sampling procedures. Ecotoxicology. 2016;25:469-80 pubmed publisher
    ..We measured Hg concentration of 154 feathers from 28 un-moulted barn owls (Tyto alba), collected dead on roadsides. Median Hg concentration was 0.45 (0.076-4.5) mg kg(-1) in body feathers, 0.44 (0...
  6. Almasi B, Béziers P, Roulin A, Jenni L. Agricultural land use and human presence around breeding sites increase stress-hormone levels and decrease body mass in barn owl nestlings. Oecologia. 2015;179:89-101 pubmed publisher
    ..g. growth and immune functions. We investigated how nestling barn owls (Tyto alba) are affected by the surrounding landscape and by human activities around their nest sites...
  7. Geduhn A, Esther A, Schenke D, Gabriel D, Jacob J. Prey composition modulates exposure risk to anticoagulant rodenticides in a sentinel predator, the barn owl. Sci Total Environ. 2016;544:150-7 pubmed publisher
    ..From July 2011 to October 2013 we collected 2397 regurgitated barn owl (Tyto alba) pellets to analyze diet composition of owls on livestock farms in western Germany...
  8. Feng X, Lian J, Zhao H. Metabolic engineering of Saccharomyces cerevisiae to improve 1-hexadecanol production. Metab Eng. 2015;27:10-9 pubmed publisher
    ..Saccharomyces cerevisiae to produce 1-hexadecanol by expressing a fatty acyl-CoA reductase (FAR) from barn owl (Tyto alba)...
  9. Uva V, Päckert M, Cibois A, Fumagalli L, Roulin A. Comprehensive molecular phylogeny of barn owls and relatives (Family: Tytonidae), and their six major Pleistocene radiations. Mol Phylogenet Evol. 2018;125:127-137 pubmed publisher
    ..family; (2) when and where did the most important speciation events occur? We confirm that the Common Barn Owl, Tyto alba is divided into three main evolutionary units: the American Barn Owl, T. furcata; the Western Barn Owl, T...
  10. Alcalá L, Alonso C, Simón C, González Esteban C, Orós J, Rezusta A, et al. Wild Birds, Frequent Carriers of Extended-Spectrum β-Lactamase (ESBL) Producing Escherichia coli of CTX-M and SHV-12 Types. Microb Ecol. 2016;72:861-869 pubmed
    ..stork, Sturnus unicolor-spotless starling, Aquila chrysaetos-golden eagle, Cuculus canorus-common cuckoo, Tyto alba-barn owl)...
  11. Komorová P, Špakulová M, Hurníková Z, Uhrín M. Acanthocephalans of the genus Centrorhynchus (Palaeacanthocephala: Centrorhynchidae) of birds of prey (Falconiformes) and owls (Strigiformes) in Slovakia. Parasitol Res. 2015;114:2273-8 pubmed publisher
    ..only Buteo buteo, Buteo rufinus, Falco tinnunculus (Falconiformes), Asio otus, Strix aluco, Strix uralensis and Tyto alba (Strigiformes) were infected by acanthocephalans. All the bird species except for S...
  12. Bergevin C, Manley G, Köppl C. Salient features of otoacoustic emissions are common across tetrapod groups and suggest shared properties of generation mechanisms. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2015;112:3362-7 pubmed publisher
    ..we analyzed both spontaneous (SOAE) and stimulus-frequency (SFOAE) otoacoustic emissions from a bird (barn owl, Tyto alba) and a lizard (green anole, Anolis carolinensis)...
  13. Gaigher A, Burri R, Gharib W, Taberlet P, Roulin A, Fumagalli L. Family-assisted inference of the genetic architecture of major histocompatibility complex variation. Mol Ecol Resour. 2016;16:1353-1364 pubmed publisher
    ..We sequenced two MHC class I (MHC-I) loci in 1267 European barn owls (Tyto alba), including 590 offspring from 130 families using Illumina MiSeq technology...
  14. Huang A, Elliott J, Hindmarch S, Lee S, Maisonneuve F, Bowes V, et al. Increased rodenticide exposure rate and risk of toxicosis in barn owls (Tyto alba) from southwestern Canada and linkage with demographic but not genetic factors. Ecotoxicology. 2016;25:1061-71 pubmed publisher
    ..Barn owls (Tyto alba) in southwestern British Columbia (BC) face a multitude of threats ranging from habitat fragmentation to vehicle ..
  15. Gaigher A, Roulin A, Gharib W, Taberlet P, Burri R, Fumagalli L. Lack of evidence for selection favouring MHC haplotypes that combine high functional diversity. Heredity (Edinb). 2018;120:396-406 pubmed publisher
    ..Here, we leveraged pedigree data from a barn owl (Tyto alba) population to characterize MHC haplotype structure across two MHC class I (MHC-I) and two MHC class IIB (MHC-..
  16. Gaillard M, Scriba M, Roulin A. Melanism is related to behavioural lateralization in nestling barn owls. Behav Processes. 2017;140:139-143 pubmed publisher
    ..However, stressed individuals are also often, but not always, more strongly lateralized. Because barn owl (Tyto alba) females displaying larger black spots on the tip of their ventral feathers produce offspring that are more ..
  17. Skoracki M, Unsoeld M, Marciniak N, Sikora B. Diversity of Quill Mites of the Family Syringophilidae (Acari: Prostigmata) Parasitizing Owls (Aves: Strigiformes) With Remarks on the Host-Parasite Relationships. J Med Entomol. 2016;53:815-826 pubmed
    ..nov. from Tyto alba affinis (Blyth, 1862) (Tytonidae) from Cameroon, and (4) Megasyringophilus dalmas Skoracki & Unsoeld sp. nov...
  18. San Jose L, Ducret V, Ducrest A, Simon C, Roulin A. Beyond mean allelic effects: A locus at the major color gene MC1R associates also with differing levels of phenotypic and genetic (co)variance for coloration in barn owls. Evolution. 2017;71:2469-2483 pubmed publisher
    ..melanocortin-1-receptor gene, a major vertebrate coloration gene, affecting phenotypic variance in the barn owl, Tyto alba. The white MC1R allele, which associates with whiter plumage coloration, also associates with a pronounced ..
  19. Béziers P, Ducrest A, Simon C, Roulin A. Circulating testosterone and feather-gene expression of receptors and metabolic enzymes in relation to melanin-based colouration in the barn owl. Gen Comp Endocrinol. 2017;250:36-45 pubmed publisher
    ..we measured this hormone and the expression of enzymes involved in its metabolism in feathers of barn owl (Tyto alba) nestlings at the time of melanogenesis and in adults outside the period of melanogenesis...
  20. Hanna Z, Henderson J, Wall J, Emerling C, Fuchs J, Runckel C, et al. Northern Spotted Owl (Strix occidentalis caurina) Genome: Divergence with the Barred Owl (Strix varia) and Characterization of Light-Associated Genes. Genome Biol Evol. 2017;9:2522-2545 pubmed publisher
    ..that encode proteins with light-dependent functions in our genome assembly as well as in that of the barn owl (Tyto alba). We present genomic evidence for loss of three of these in S. o. caurina and four in T. alba...
  21. Lev Ari T, Gutfreund Y. Interactions between top-down and bottom-up attention in barn owls (Tyto alba). Anim Cogn. 2018;21:197-205 pubmed publisher
    ..The findings suggest similar attentional principles in taxa that have been evolutionarily separated for 300 million years. ..
  22. Krumm B, Klump G, Köppl C, Langemann U. Barn owls have ageless ears. Proc Biol Sci. 2017;284: pubmed publisher
    We measured the auditory sensitivity of the barn owl (Tyto alba), using a behavioural Go/NoGo paradigm in two different age groups, one younger than 2 years (n = 4) and another more than 13 years of age (n = 3)...
  23. Palanca Castan N, Laumen G, Reed D, Köppl C. The Binaural Interaction Component in Barn Owl (Tyto alba) Presents few Differences to Mammalian Data. J Assoc Res Otolaryngol. 2016;17:577-589 pubmed
    ..The aim of this study was to characterize the ABR and BIC in the barn owl, an animal where the ITD-processing neural circuits are known in great detail...
  24. Ducret V, Gaigher A, Simon C, Goudet J, Roulin A. Sex-specific allelic transmission bias suggests sexual conflict at MC1R. Mol Ecol. 2016;25:4551-63 pubmed publisher
    ..In the barn owl (Tyto alba), the allele MC1RWHITE is associated with whitish plumage coloration, typical of males, and the allele ..
  25. Grúz A, Déri J, Szemerédy G, Szabó K, Kormos E, Bartha A, et al. Monitoring of heavy metal burden in wild birds at eastern/north-eastern part of Hungary. Environ Sci Pollut Res Int. 2018;25:6378-6386 pubmed publisher
    ..contour feathers of long-eared owl (Asio otus), little owl (Athene noctua), tawny owl (Strix aluco), barn owl (Tyto alba), Eurasian sparrowhawk (Accipiter nisus), rook (Corvus frugilegus), hooded crow (Corvus cornix), carrion crow (..
  26. Biester E, Hellenbrand J, Gruber J, Hamberg M, Frentzen M. Identification of avian wax synthases. BMC Biochem. 2012;13:4 pubmed publisher
    ..like chicken contain fatty acid esters of 2,3-alkanediols, while Anseriformes like goose or Strigiformes like barn owl contain wax monoesters in their preen gland secretions...
  27. Fidler A, Gwinner E. Comparative analysis of avian BMAL1 and CLOCK protein sequences: a search for features associated with owl nocturnal behaviour. Comp Biochem Physiol B Biochem Mol Biol. 2003;136:861-74 pubmed
    ..sequences encoding the circadian core oscillator (CCO) proteins BMAL1 and CLOCK were obtained from barn owl (Tyto alba). The predicted proteins showed high sequence identity with their Galliform homologues (BMAL1: 99%; CLOCK: 95...