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The Little Owl is a small owl, 23-27.5 cm in length. The adult Little Owl of the most widespread form, the nominate A. n. noctua, is white-speckled brown above, and brown-streaked white below. It has a large head, long legs, and yellow eyes, and its white “eyebrows” give it a stern expression. This species has a bounding flight like a woodpecker. Juveniles are duller, and lack the adult’s white crown spots. The call is a querulous kee-ik

This is a sedentary species which is found in open country such as mixed farmland and parkland. It takes prey such as insects, earthworms, amphibians, but also small birds and mammals. It can attack birds of considerable size like game birds. It is partly diurnal and often perches boldly and prominently during the day

Taken with Nikon D90 and 80-400mm lens

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owl, owls, little owl, little owls, bird, birds

Comments

  • Barry Norton
    Barry Nortonalmost 3 years ago

    Another excellent capture Jane and fav

  • Thanks Barry

    – ApeArt

  • uncleblack
    uncleblackalmost 3 years ago

    they’re one of my favourite birds. this is lovely

  • Susana Weber
    Susana Weberalmost 3 years ago

    Well done!!

  • Dean Cunningham
    Dean Cunninghamalmost 3 years ago

    heaps cool .. great shot !

  • Cynthia Broomfield
    Cynthia Broomf...almost 3 years ago

    Awesome capture, congratulations on your feature!!!!!

  • Wayne Wood
    Wayne Woodalmost 3 years ago

    Congratulations on having your image featured in the group “The Birds”.

  • AndreaEL
    AndreaELalmost 3 years ago

    CONGRATULATIONS on your wonderful feature, lovely work.

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