Long-Eared Owl


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Long-Eared Owl

 

(Asio otus), a bird of the order Strigi-formes. The long-eared owl measures approximately 36 cm in length. The head has earlike tufts of feathers. The plumage is reddish brown; the underparts are lighter. The feathers have dark streaks and crossbars. The long-eared owl is distributed in the forest zone of Europe and Asia. Long-eared owls that live in the more northern regions migrate south in winter. The bird nests in trees, in the abandoned nests of birds or squirrels. The clutch contains four or five white eggs, which are incubated by the female for approximately four weeks. The long-eared owl feeds primarily on mouselike rodents; the diet also includes other birds as well as insects. The long-eared owl is beneficial to man.

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Influence of seasonality, temperature and rainfall on the winter diet of the Long-eared Owl, Asio otus.
Numerical and functional responses of Kestrels, Short-Eared Owls, and Long-Eared Owls to vole densities.
Food habits of the long-eared owl (Asio otus) have been reported from much of North America and Europe (Marti, 1976; Marks et al.
The nests we report still represent incidental observations of reproduction in the long-eared owl.
I thought the long-eared owl was the one with the misleading name.
Long-eared owls are smaller than wood pigeons, with head feathers known as ear tufts that are raised when they are alarmed.
One long-eared owl stared back at me just long enough that I could take a few pictures.
This long-eared owl should have been dozing in the daytime.
4) 3 Barn owl 24 0 -- Long-eared owl 5 0 -- Other species ([dagger]) 10 0 -- Total 141 19 (13.
These 5 cases consisted of 2 red-tailed hawks (Buteo jamaicensis), 2 great-horned owls (Bubo virginianus), and 1 long-eared owl (Asia otus) (Table 1).