Tawny Owl

Tawny Owl - Strix aluco Strix aluco


Size: 15 inches (38 cm)
Habitat: Farmland, woodland and urban areas with large trees
Feeding: Small birds, small mammals and some insects
Eggs: 2 - 5 white eggs laid March to May, incubation 28-30 days
Tawny Owl    


Although we regularly hear the tawny owls in the garden at night we do not often see them. They are the most common owl in Britain but because they are nocturnal, they are seen less often.

The sexes are alike with mottled brown plumage, dark brown eyes, circular facial discs and two buff stripes on the head.

Tawny Owl - Strix aluco
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