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Table Of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgments
Executive Summary
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
OBJECTIVES
Owls: An Overview
BACKGROUND
Relationship with man
The wild bird trade
LEGISLATION
MATERIALS AND METHOD
Map1: Owls trade and trapping areas
THE OWL TRADE IN INDIA
Table 1: Frequency of occurence of Indian owl species observed in trade
Table 3: Principal Indian states and territories where owl trade takes place
SPOTTED OWLET Athene brama
Barn Owl Tytoalba
Rock Eagle-owl Bubo bengalensis
Jungle Owlet Glaucidium radiatum
Collared Scops-owl Otus bakkamoena
Brown Fish-owl Ketupa zeylonensis
Dusky Eagle-owl Bubo coromandus
Mottled Wood-owl Strix ocellata
Asian Barred Owlet Glaucidium cuculoides
Collared Owlet Glaucidium brodiei
Brown Wood-owl Strix leptogrammica
Oriental Scops-owl Otus sunia
Spot-bellied Eagle-owl Bubo nipalensis
Eastern Grass-owl Tyto longimembris
Other owl species in India
Map 2: Major Trade routes
SEIZURES
Export of owls
UTILIZATION OF OWLS
Black magic
UTILIZATION OF OW
Street performances
Taxidermy
Zoos
For food
Use in folk medicines
COMMUNITIES/TRIBES ASSOCIATED WITH OWLS IN INDIA
TRAPPING TECHNIQUES
Latex and bamboo method
Takkva method
Insect, latex and dome method
Mice and latex method
Hanging net
Falcon noose trap
Snares
Fall trap
Other methods
CONCLUSION
RECOMMENDATIONS
Box 1: Care and feeding of Owls
Figure 2: Parts of owls used in various occult practices
ANNEXURE I
REFERENCES
GLOSSARY
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