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Little Owl

Description


This small owl was introduced to the UK in the 19th century. It can often be seen in the daylight, and  if it is alarmed it will bob its head up and down.

Found in England and Wales with a few in southern Scotland. It is most common in central, southern and south eastern England, and the Welsh borders. The Little Owl is a territorial bird found in open country such as mixed farmland and parkland. Its diet is mainly small mammals and birds, large invertebrates (e.g. beetles, crickets, worms). 

It usually nests in holes in trees or rocks, but will also nest in buildings, both abandoned and those fitted with custom owl nest boxes. If living in an area with a large amount of human activity, Little Owls may grow used to man and will remain on their perch, often in full view, while humans are around.
 

Quick Facts


Incubation
29-21 days

Clutch Size
3-4 eggs

Egg Weight
15.6g

Egg Size
34x29 mm

First Record
Introduced Kent 1879

Habitat
Farmland, towns, open woodland

Weight
180g

Wingspan
56cm

Length
22cm

Status in UK
Introduced Breeder

Conservation Status UK
unlisted

Number in Britain
17,500

Fledging
37-40 days

Number of broods
1

First clutches laid
Late April

Age at First Breeding
1 year

Typical lifespan
3 years

Maximum Recorded Age
10 years, 2 months


 

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