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Short-eared Owl
(Asio flammeus)

Short-eared Owl
    Photo © David Blevins
Short-eared Owl Information
 13 - 17"

 In the Northeast, freshwater and saltwater marshes, open fields, wet meadows, farmland, clear-cuts, dunes.

 Mainly small mammals such as voles, lemmings, and mice. Also rabbits, small birds, large insects, and occasionally bats.
Identification tips for the Short-eared Owl
Songs and calls of the Short-eared Owl
Range Maps:
(Click map to enlarge.)
Short-eared Owl Breeding Map Short-eared Owl Winter Map      USGS
Breeding Map          Winter Map (CBC)     

Additional photos and information:
Range map, description, young, habitat, food and feeding, breeding, movements, and life span of this owl.

Mike Danzenbaker's Bird Photography
Photo of Short-eared Owl




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