Baking: Long-Eared Owl

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Asio otus

Length: 10-15 in Wingspan: 35-40 in Weight: 0.5-1 lbs

Identification:

Mottled brown and black overall with streaked chest, orange/brown facial disk, two vertical white lines between the eyes, and feathered “ear” tufts.

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Distribution:

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Range map by IUCN

Cool Facts:

Long-eared Owls and their relatives are adapted for silent flight. Owl feathers are exceptionally soft with fringed edges, allowing the air to pass over them with hardly a sound as these birds swoop down on their unsuspecting prey.

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References:

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