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Tawny owl behaviour in autumn

Tawny owl behaviour in autumn
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Key Info
  • Tawny owl behaviour in autumn
  • Duration: 02:11
  • Presenter Alan Titchmarsh explains the haunting calls of the tawny owl. It is well camouflaged, so although you will hear it you may not see it. In autumn the tawny owl chicks are old enough to fend for themselves and need to find their own territory - this creates a lot of noise and activity. The owls also need to learn to hunt for themselves, swooping down to catch mice. This clip is published as part of the BBC Wildlife Finder where you can find further clips and resources on this subject - bbc.co.uk/wildlifefinder/. Please note these clips are only available in Flash and run at a higher bit rate than other videos on Class Clips - they may require a higher broadband connection speed to play correctly.
  • Subject:

    Science

       Topic:

    Living Things in their Environments: Adaptation

  • Keywords: owl, bird, tree, nocturnal, calls, communication, hunting, food, habitat, territory, survival, predator
Ideas for use in class
  • Supports work into how different animals survive and reproduce - and why being too successful at reproduction might cause a problem in the habitat. Look at how the tawny owl is adapted to its habitat and environment - the calls, camouflage and hunting ability.
Background details
  • Clip language : English
  • Aspect ratio : 16x9

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