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Hawk-Owl (Surnia ulula)

Appearance:

Hawk-like, partly diurnal owl with long tail and barred underparts. Plumage gives black and white impression. White face framed in bold, vertical black stripes. Eyes bright yellow. Wings fairly short, but not rounded. Tail long and graded. Flight pattern hawk-like, with rapid series of bursting wing-beats followed by glides. Often perched in the open, exposed in tree-tops.

Sound:

Seldom heard outside breeding ground. Alarm call a sharp, merlin-like "kwitt kwitt kwitt", or "ki-ki-ki". Song a 10 second rapid pulse of shivering notes with a bubbling quality. Rising slightly in pitch and then slowly falling.

Song:

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Distribution:

IUCN Redlist Map

Ecology:

Birdlife ecology

Links:

Observation.org Latest observations

Video IBC

Image search Flickr NB! May give other species

Sound search at Xeno-canto

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CC-sound:Eero Pätsi, Licence,Link.



Facts:

Length (cm):
36-39
Wingspan (cm):
74-81
Weight (gram):
215-380
Size group:
Crow-size
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