Long Eared Owl

Long Eared Owl (Asio otus)

Long Eared Owl (Asio otus)

Scientific name: Asio otus
Height: 310mm to 400mm
Geographical distribution:Very large range extending across northern Eurasia as well as Mediterranean islands, north-western Africa, the Middle East and northern Pakistan, with isolated populations in the Azores and east-central China.

Habitat: Forest close to open country, partially migratory, moving south in winter from the northern parts of its temperate range.
Diet: Mostly rodents; small mammals and birds.
idespread and relatively common in its range.

Here is the name of the Long Eared owl we have at the sanctuary: