Observation of a Barn Owl (Tyto alba) bathing in a rainwater pool in Jamaica

Gary R. Graves

Abstract


I observed a Barn Owl (Tyto alba) bathing in a rainwater pool near Portland Point Lighthouse, Clarendon Parish, Jamaica. This appears to be the first published instance of bathing behavior in a wild individual of this cosmopolitan species in the Western Hemisphere.

Observé un ejemplar de Tyto alba bañándose en un charco de agua de lluvia cerca del faro de Portland Point, distrito de Clarendon, Jamaica. Esta parece ser la primera publicación de este tipo de conducta en un individuo silvestre de esta especie cosmopolita en el Hemisferio Occidental.

Une Effraie des clochers (Tyto alba) a été observée se baignant dans une flaque d'eau de pluie près du phare de Portland Point, Clarendon Parish, en Jamaïque. Cela semble être la première mention publiée de ce comportement chez un individu sauvage appartenant à cette espèce cosmopolite dans l'hémisphère occidental.


Keywords


Barn Owl; Bathing; Jamaica; Portland Ridge; Tyto alba; West Indies

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