First Pleistocene Record of Great Grey Owl (Strix nebulosa Forster, 1772) in Bulgaria
Keywords:boreal bird species, Pleistocene of Balkan Peninsula, fossil birds of Bulgaria, Quaternary biota, distribution history of large owls
The paper presents first find (a cervical vertebra – atlas) of Strix nebulosa in the Late Pleistocene of CN Bulgaria from the Devetashka Cave (ca. 70 000 BP). It is the first record on the Balkan Peninsula, tenth and the southernmost record of the Great Grey Owl in Europe and the Palearctic.
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