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

Asio otus

Description:

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.

Habitat:

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.

Notes:

The pictures are of 3 of the at least 14 Long-eared Owls that roosted together this winter. Please note that the map location is simply placed to show they roosted in Southeastern Wisconsin. Long-eared Owls are the only Owl that I know of that roost communally ( in groups).

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15 Comments

Joseph R. Godreau
Joseph R. Godreau 5 years ago

Awesome photo!!!

williefromwi
williefromwi 5 years ago

Thanks WIld Things, InêsVeloso, beaker98, and Desmond.E.S.O for your kind words.

M.A. Orendan
M.A. Orendan 5 years ago

Incredible photo series !

williefromwi
williefromwi 5 years ago

Thanks Louis and armadeus.4

Desmond.E.S.O
Desmond.E.S.O 5 years ago

Awesome Bird!

beaker98
beaker98 5 years ago

Wonderful photos and congratulations!

InêsVeloso
InêsVeloso 5 years ago

just amazing!!

Wild Things
Wild Things 5 years ago

Congrats Will!

williefromwi
williefromwi 5 years ago

Thank you so very very much, AshleyT and the Project Noah Rangers for choosing my photos as the spotting of the day. I am truly honored.

armadeus.4
armadeus.4 5 years ago

Congratulations!!!

LuisStevens
LuisStevens 5 years ago

Congrats Willie!

AshleyT
AshleyT 5 years ago

Congrats Willie, these amazing photos of the long-eared owl have been chosen as Spotting of the Day!

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williefromwi
williefromwi 5 years ago

Thank you Reza Hashemizadeh, and Francisco Ramírez for your kind words on my spotting.

Outstanding !

Francisco Ramírez
Francisco Ramírez 5 years ago

Elegant & sophisticated owl !!!!

williefromwi
Spotted by
williefromwi

Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States

Spotted on Feb 5, 2016
Submitted on Feb 25, 2016

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