Analysis Of An Owl Pellet

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Register to read the introduction… Owls, hawks, and eagles are types of raptors, animals which have hooked beaks and sharp claws, and are therefore adapted for seizing prey animals. Hawks and eagles differ from owls in that they eat their prey animals by tearing them into small pieces, picking out the flesh and avoiding most of the bone material which they might eat. The relatively small amount of indigestible bone and fur that remain will be compacted by their stomach muscles into a pellet similar to the owl’s. Do you think an eagle pellet would be as useful for dissecting as an owl’s? Why or why not? Yes, I think an eagle pellet would be as useful for dissecting as an owl’s pellet. An eagle has a similar diet to an owl’s diet. Eagles and owls both have a similar digestive system. They both regurgitate the parts of their food that they weren’t able to digest in the form of a pellet. They do this process in a very similar manner. Therefore it would be as useful for …show more content…
The independent variable in this lab was the different bones with took from the pellet and analyzed. The dependent variable was the types of animals we found out the owl had eaten based the analysis of the bones. My results supported my hypothesis. I found different types of bones and then after I analyzed them I found what kind of animal the owl had eaten. I found out that the owl pellet that I had contained bones from a mole, bird, shrew, and a rodent. My results were very similar to others. They also found different types of bones in the owl pellets. We noticed that an owl’s diet varies from rodents, shrews, voles, moles, and birds. The only difference between our data was the types of animals that the owls had eaten at that time. Also a different group of bones in which belonged to the animal. All of our pellets contain a great abundance of

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