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Little Owl
Athene noctua Breeding
Little Owl - Athene noctua
Little Owl - Athene noctua
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The 3 to 5 white, un-glossed eggs are laid in early May and incubation, mostly, if not entirely, by the female, takes from 28 to 29 days. Fledging takes a further 26 days during which food is brought by the male alone at first and later by both sexes. An occasional second brood is reared. Most nests are occupied during May. They are situated in tree holes, pollarded willows, in walls, old buildings, hay and strawricks, and even in rabbit burrows and cliff holes.


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The World Owl Trust is a member of the British and Irish Association of Zoos and Aquariums (BIAZA) and the European Association of Zoos and Aquariums (EAZA). The Trust relies on a dedicated membership, visitors, donations and legacies.
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