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Long-eared Owl
(Asio otus)

    
        
Long-eared Owl
Photo © David Blevins
 
 
Long-eared Owl Information
                                                
Length:
 13 - 16"

Habitat:
 Coniferous or mixed woodlands, wooded swamps, wooded edges of streams, orchards, parks. Prefers habitat near open country for hunting. Requires dense stands of trees (usually coniferous) for nesting and roosting.

Diet:
 Mainly voles and mice. Also, other small mammals, small birds, lizards, small snakes, and some insects.
 
 
Long-eared Owl ID TipsIdentification tips for the Long-eared Owl
 
Range Map:
(Click map to enlarge.)
 
        Long-eared Owl Winter Map USGS                                            
     
      Winter Map (CBC)    
 
Additional photos and information:

Owling.com
Range map, description, young, habitat, food and feeding, breeding, movements and life span of the Long-eared Owl.

Cornell Lab of Ornithology
Photos, description, similar species, sound, range, habitat, food, behavior, reproduction, and conservation status.
 
     
   

 

 


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