Story: Introduced land birds

Little owl food (2nd of 2)

Little owl food

House sparrows are sometimes the prey of little owls. The owl was introduced to help curb the numbers of small birds like sparrows, but they more often eat lizards, mice and invertebrates.

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Christina Troup, 'Introduced land birds - House sparrows', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 20 June 2024)

Story by Christina Troup, published 24 Nov 2008, reviewed & revised 17 Feb 2015