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Long-eared Owl

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Long-eared Owl

Asio otus

Gaelic: Comhachag Adharcaiche

 

Photography © Martin Scott
Isle of Lewis - Outer Hebrides (Western Isles)
12th November, 2008

'I collected a sick owl today, but it lived all of moments.

It had been picked up from a fishfarm in South Lochs and was totally emaciated. Just skin and bone'.

 

  • Long-eared Owl
  • Asio otus
  • Gaelic: Comhachag Adharcaiche
  • WI: Rare or scarce breeder (1-9 breeding records)
  • Breeds: Conifer plantations and woodlands
  • Similar birds: Short-eared Owl

 

Long-eared Owl records in the Western Isles

Rare or scarce breeder (1-9 breeding records)
Source: Outer Hebrides Bird Report (2001)


On the chart below the darker the shade of blue the more abundant the bird is during a month or the more likely you are to see it.

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(Source: Outer Hebrides Birds Checklist)

 

 

 

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