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Tawny Owl (Strix aluco)

Appearance:

Dark eyes and dark wedge dividing the facial disks. Bill pale grey, not yellow like Ural Owl. Plumage rather indiscreet, with colour ranging from grey to rufous brown. Body shape characteristic; tubby and barrel-like, with short tail and short rounded wings. Flight with characteristic frequent glides on arched wings.

Sound:

Song a resonant descending "hoooooo". After 2-3 sec. typically followed by a slightly ascending, vibrating "hohohohohoho" and quickly another descending "hooooooo". Complete phrase: "hoooooo, hohohohohoho-hoooooo". May omit parts. Other often heard sounds; a sharp, short, disyllabic "kiu-wik". First syllable ascending then descending, and last ascending in pitch.

Song, contact call:

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Distribution:

Wikipedia: map (se also Xeno-canto below)

Ecology:

Birdlife ecology

Links:

Observation.org Latest observations

Video IBC

Image search Flickr NB! May give other species

Sound search at Xeno-canto

Featherbase

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CC-photo:hehaden, Licence,Link,

Facts:
Length (cm):
37-39
Wingspan (cm):
94-104
Weight (gram):
340-620
Size group:
Crow-size
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