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Tawny Owl 2

Tawny Owl 2
Photo Information
Copyright: Sharon Johnson (shazzy) Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 12 W: 3 N: 15] (171)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-08
Categories: Birds
Camera: Fujifilm Finepix 8000, Digital - JPG
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-09-20 9:20
Viewed: 3852
Points: 3
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Latin name

Strix aluco

Owls (Strigidae)

The tawny owl is an owl the size of a pigeon. It has a rounded body and head, with a ring of dark feathers around its face surrounding the dark eyes. It is mainly reddish brown above and paler underneath. It is a widespread breeding species in England, Wales and Scotland but not found in Ireland. Birds are mainly residents with established pairs probably never leaving their territories. Young birds disperse from breeding grounds in autumn.
Where to see them

The tawny owl is nocturnal so it is often heard calling at night, but much less often seen. In the daytime, you may see one only if you disturb it inadvertently from its roost site in woodland up against a tree trunk or among ivy. Look for pellets below roosting places.
When to see them

All year round.
What they eat

Small mammals and rodents, small birds, frogs, fish, insects and worms.

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Hi Sharon,

A beautiful capture of this beautiful Tawny Owl. Very well composed shot with sharp details. Thanks a lot for sharing.

Hi Sharon,

Lovely capture, lack of catchlight is the main drawback in this otherwise good picture.

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