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Aves, 11/2 | 1974 | 119-126

  A brood of Tengmalm's Owl (Aegolius funereus) reared by a Tawny Owl (Strix aluco).
Simon, P., Delmée, E. & Dachy, P.

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A succession of observations mate at Oignies-en-Thiérache (Belgium) is explained as follows : a Tawny Owl having left its laying of 4 eggs, settles in a nestbox where a Tengmalm's Owl had laid 3 eggs and begins to brood these eggs and to rear the youngs. Driven away, the Tengmalm's Owl goes and lays eggs in other nestbox.

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