The world's largest owl requires equally huge trees, a finding that reveals that this salmon-devouring predator could be a key sign of the health of some…Read More »
of the last great forests of Russia's Far East, researchers say.
Here, limbs from an old-growth tree that crashed into a river during a storm in Primorye, Russia, disrupt the flow of water to create microhabitats suitable for young salmon, which form the prey base for the endangered Blakiston's fish owl. Less «
Dr. Jonathan Slaght, of the Wildlife Conservation Society’s Russia Program, scales an old-growth Japanese poplar in Primorye, Russia, to investigate a…Read More »
Blakiston’s fish owl cavity nest some 12 meters (40 feet) above the ground. When trees as large as this one fall into nearby rivers, they disrupt the flow of water to create different microclimates suitable for young salmon, which form the prey base for this endangered owl. Less «
The Blakiston’s fish owl, an endangered species, relies on old-growth riparian forest to provide nesting and foraging habitat.
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