The Tawny Owl has at least ten basic calls and the young five. There is some variation between male and female, and individuals can be recognised by their own tremolo and constant pitch. The familiar ‘hoo’ first uttered as a protracted monosyllable, followed by a long pause, then a faint monosyllable, a short pause, and finally a long, soft quaver, falling in pitch. The familiar ‘kewick’ is heard mostly in spring and summer. The female utters ‘erriee’ mostly at any time of the year.
Soft tremulous ‘guuoh gu gur-ruuh’.
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