Northern Hawk owl
Scientific name: Surnia ulula
Height: 360mm to 450mm
From eastern Alaska
through to Newfoundland
and in some areas extends south into Northern America.
They live mostly in open coniferous
forests, or coniferous forests mixed with deciduous
species such as larch
, and willow
. They are found in muskegs, clearings, swamp valleys, meadows, or recently burnt areas, and generally avoid dense spruce-fir forests.
In Eurasia the northern hawk-owl is known to feed primarily on voles
, but will feed on a variety of prey, which can include small rodents
more robust in size, and a variety of birds
Status: Unknown and poorly studied.
Here are the names of the Northern Hawk owls we have at the sanctuary:
ZEBALLY & ELVIS JUNIOR