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10 bird species that get divorced

By: Jaymi Heimbuch on May 16, 2014, 12:41 p.m.
barn owl pair

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Barn owls

It's not me, it's you — or at least that's what the barn owl says.

Nearly 25 percent of barn owl marriages end in divorce. The usually faithful-for-life birds will call it quits if chick-rearing doesn't go well. If there are few eggs laid, or low chick survival, the pair will split with the male usually keeping the nest site. Most barn owl divorces end after just a year of family discord, but one pair in a study tried for six years before breaking up!