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Long Eared Owl, Buho chico (Spanish) or Hibou moyen-duc (French)

Asio otus


The Long-Eared Owl is a medium sized owl which is approximately 35 centimeters long (around 13 inches) and weighs 8-15 ounces. It is called long eared because of the tuft of feather on its head that look like ears.


Found in dense wooded area, near open fields. This bird hunts in open fields at night, and roosts in very dense cover very near where it hunts.


Exact location of bird will not be given because it may attract attention and bring people looking for these birds. Location on map is general area only.

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25 Comments (1–25)

Desmond.E.S.O 5 years ago

Me too I almost did on a great-horned once!

JoshuaGSmith 6 years ago

Very good photo! I'd love to get my lenses on an owl sometime!

jeslowery 6 years ago


williefromwi 8 years ago

Thank you so much, Petricecat, as I have already stated in another post to you, please look for a few more photos of two other types of owls I have spotted this year. Clear, sharp images of my captures is what I demand of myself.

Thank you Albear1960, sharp, clear, high quailty captures is my goal, each and every time I make a spotting.

petricecat 8 years ago

what a smart looking owl he looks like a smart owl so distinguished looking beautiful clear picture

albear1960 8 years ago

Absolutely stunning :-)

williefromwi 8 years ago

Thanks for all the wonderful comments everyone, and thanks for the loves too!

KrantiAzad 8 years ago

awesome !

Hema 8 years ago

nice to see you after nearly a month?!

williefromwi 8 years ago

Thank you so very much Hema, your comment warms my heart.

Hema 8 years ago

Beautiful as usual ,my friend Willie! :)

williefromwi 8 years ago

Muchas gracias, Hugo Contreras. De hecho, es una hermosa ave.

Hugo Contreras
Hugo Contreras 8 years ago

que buenas imágenes, un ave hermosa

williefromwi 8 years ago

Thank you Carol Milne, and Alina

Carol Milne
Carol Milne 8 years ago

Eyes like marbles. Gorgeous!

alina 8 years ago

what an amazing portrait!

williefromwi 8 years ago

Fyn Kynd, I hope someday you have the ability to use your stealth and get close enough to see these beautiful owls in the wild. They are often heard, but rarely seen, even by people who go out birding many days a year. I have seen them before in the wild, but this is the first time I had both the time, and the ability to get these captures.

Fyn  Kynd
Fyn Kynd 8 years ago

Awesome shots!!! I'm so jealous! I've only heard this species.

williefromwi 8 years ago

Thanks all for the comments. I was truly blessed to both see these rarely seen owls, and then get some rather nice captures of them too.

CarolSnowMilne 8 years ago

What a gorgeous owl. Incredible!

Jared Hersch
Jared Hersch 8 years ago

Beautiful shots!

Ava T-B
Ava T-B 8 years ago

Lovely series.

Wild Things
Wild Things 8 years ago

Awesome series!

Beautiful !

NuwanChathuranga 8 years ago

Awesome series!

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States

Spotted on Jan 9, 2013
Submitted on Jan 10, 2013

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