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Saturday 20th December, 2014

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Long-eared Owl
Asio otus Voice
Long-eared Owl - Asio otus
Long-eared Owl - Asio otus

The hoot is distinct from that of the tawny, the male’s territorial proclamation being a relatively quiet, long and drawn-out, quavering “hoo-hoo--hoo-hoo”, repeated every few seconds. The female’s main call is a soft ‘shoo-oogh’, which fades away softly, like a heavy sigh. The alarm call is a ‘uek’, sometimes repeated; also a hissing ‘khviiu’. The young have a plaintive ‘stsieh’.

Song The song of the male is a muffled soft ‘huh’.


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