Tawny Owl at Dalton

Latin name: Strix aluco

The tawny owl is nocturnal, you can often hear its night calls, but much less often see it during the daytime. You can find one all year round. Its diet consists of small mammals, small birds, frogs, fish, insects and worms.

Did you know?

The hooting of a male tawny owl is frequently used in TV and radio programmes and films to capture the atmosphere of night. It is often wrongly used in Irish dramas because tawny owls haven’t actually occurred in Ireland.

 

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