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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Except for the long-eared owl, all cases treated with PT resolved between 92 and 186 days (Fig 6).
The most common prey for both Northern Saw-whet Owl and Long-eared Owl was the vole genus Microtus; all the identifiable Microtus were referable to M.
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(a) the same relative position that the testing samples are selected in the same proportion position on flight feather shafts of the long-eared owl, pigeon, and golden eagle,
Long-eared owls are smaller than wood pigeons, with head feathers known as ear tufts that are raised when they are alarmed.
All About Birds notes that long-eared owls like open areas and dense tall trees or shrubs, with pine woods a preferred winter location.
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FOCUSED From left, this juvenile long-eared owl takes a break from flying, by Nick Watson; Orange skies at Penshaw Monument, by salsa1611;
Results showed IOP values varied by family and species, with the following mean IOP values (mm Hg [+ or -] SD) determined: white-tailed sea eagle (Haliaeetus albicilla), 26.9 [+ or -] 5.8; red kite (Milvus milvus), 13.0 [+ or -] 5.5; northern goshawk (Accipiter gentilis), 18.3 [+ or -] 3.8; Eurasian sparrowhawk (Accipiter nisus), 15.5 [+ or -] 2.5; common buzzard (Buteo buteo), 26.9 [+ or -] 7.0; common kestrel (Falco tinnunculus), 9.8 [+ or -] 2.5; peregrine falcon, (Falco peregrinus), 12.7 [+ or -] 5.8; tawny owl (Strix aluco), 9.4 [+ or -] 4.1; long-eared owl (Asio otus), 7.8 [+ or -] 3.2; and barn owl (Tyto alba), 10.8 [+ or -] 3.8.