Monday, September 30, 2013

Raptor of the Week: Long-eared Owl

Long-eared Owl
Asio otus

The crow-size long-eared owl occurs regularly but nests rarely in Iowa. Since it feeds on mice and uses old crow nests, it is difficult to understand why this owl is so rare here. In winter, conifer stands are good places to find it.

The Raptors of Iowa, paintings by James F. Landenberger

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