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Tyto alba (Barn Owl)

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Cell Type SampledAll cells in RGC layer
Staining/Visualization MethodCresyl Violet
Type of Retinal SpecializationArea Centralis and Horizontal Streak
Peak Density 12500, 5000
Peak Density UnitsCells/sq.mm
Retinal Position of SpecializationT, N-T
Total Number of Cells1,400,000
ReferenceWathey, J. C., & Pettigrew, J. D. (1989). Quantitive analysis of the retinal ganglion cell layer and optic nerve of the barn owl Tyto alba. Brain, Behavior and Evolution, 33, 279-292.
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PublisherS.Karger AG, Basel
Species Information
Taxonomic Classification (Vertebrate Class)Aves
SubclassNeognathae
OrderStrigiformes
SpeciesTyto alba
Common NameBarn Owl
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HabitatThese are birds of open country such as farmland, preferentially hunting along the edges of woods
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Developmental StageAdult
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