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Long-Eared Owl

Duration:
2 minutes
First broadcast:
Thursday 13 February 2014

Tweet of the Day is a series of fascinating stories about our British birds inspired by their calls and songs.

John Aitchison presents the long-eared owl. The low moaning hoot of a long-eared owl filters through the blackness of a pine wood. Long-eared owls are nocturnal and one of our most elusive breeding birds. They nest in conifer woods, copses and shelter-belts of trees near wide open grasslands and heaths where they hunt for rodents.

  • Long-eared owl (Asio otus)

    Webpage image courtesy of Dean Bricknell (rsob-images.com)

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    Tweet of the Day

    Discover British birds through their songs and calls. Each Tweet of the Day begins with a different…

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