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Tawny Owl
Strix aluco Length: 37-39cm. Weight: Male 330-470g. Wingspan: Male 94-104cm.
The females are 20-40% heavier and their wings 5-10% longer.
Tawny Owl - Strix aluco
Tawny Owl - Strix aluco

The tawny owl is the most common and widespread owl in Europe and perhaps the commonest raptor in Britain. It is the owl of fairy tales, whose tu-whit, tu-whoo of the night has become part of out literary heritage. It has had a variety of names over the centuries such as beech owl, Billy hooter, brown owl, brown hoolet, brown ullert, common brown owl, ferny hoolet, Gilly hooter, golden owl, grey (gray) owl, hill hooter, hollering owl, hoot owl, howlett, ivy owl, Jenny howlett, Jinny yewlet, screech owl, tawny hooting owl, ullet, wood owl and wood ullat.

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The World Owl Trust is a member of BIAZA
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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