Tawny Owl

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Although he was a bit of a hooligan when he was young, Kilmousky has entered his second decade a much more sedate young man.

He does consider himself to be the “Boss” and only takes humans out on visits because he has not yet managed to find a car he can drive.

He is a very “laid back” owl and an absolute professional in the classroom. He has lots of admirers, but considers that he should have lots more – being the Boss and all that!

Common Name: Tawny Owl

Latin Name: Strix aluco

Conservation Status: Not globally threatened. Locally very common, and very adaptable

Wingspan: 940-1040mm

Weight: 300-580g

Lifespan: 4 yrs in the wild, 23 yrs in captivity.

Diet: mice and voles, small birds, amphibians, large insects and earthworm.

Average Litter Size: 2-3 eggs.

Habitat: Deciduous and mixed woodland but will live in farmland, parks and
even large gardens provided there are trees and prey. Tawny Owls usually nest in hollow trees.

The Owls Trust. Adopt Kilmousky, Tawny Owl. Distribution Map.

Britain, Europe, Asia.

The Owls Trust. Adopt Kilmousky, Tawny Owl.