Owl, Long-eared


Name: Owl, Long-eared

Scientific name: Asio otus

Type: Owl

Color: Brown,Cream,White

Habitat: Fields

Size: 22cm

Conservation status:



Unmistakable when perched and seen well, with long ear-tufts (though sometimes invisible when relaxed); facial disc noticeably warm buff with striking white divide and orange eyes. Flight has jerky, fairly stiff wing-beats with glides on level (sometimes slightly raised) wings. The wings are long and slightly curved with a dark carpal-patch above with orange base to primaries. Separated from Short-eared mainly by pattern of head, entirely streaked underparts and flight action.

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