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Barn owl offspring survival strategy

Duration: 03:05

Chris Packham and Kate Humble introduce some more of Springwatch's minicam wildlife stars and explain the brutal reality of how barn owls maximise breeding success. If food supplies fail, up to 40% of chicks may be eaten by one of their siblings.

Available since: Mon 6 Jun 2011


Series Producer
Roger Webb
Kate Humble
Chris Packham
Executive Producer
Tim Scoones

This clip is from

Springwatch 2011, Episode 2

2/12 Chris Packham, Kate Humble and Martin Hughes-Games have all the latest updates.

First broadcast: 31 May 2011

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