SPECIES SUMMARY PAGE
Strix aluco - Tawny owl:
|Living Organisms / Animalia / Craniata / Aves / Strigiformes / Strigidae / Strix / Species|
aluco aluco Male: 340-500g (B162); Female: 420-620g (B162)
Wingspan: 81-96cm (B164)
|Range and Habitat||Across Europe (not Ireland),
parts of Asia (discontinuous, east to China and Korea, south to northern Iran and
Himalayas), North Africa. Common and widespread (B162, B163, B164)
Accidental: Balearic Islands, Canary Islands (B162).
Mainly lowlands (B162).
Incubation: 28-30 days (B163).
Hatching: asynchronous (B163).
Chicks: semi-altricial (B163).
Fledging: 32-37 days (B163).
Breeding Behaviour: Monogamous. Show courtship-feeding and mutual preening (B163).
Incubation: by female (male brings food). Chicks: tended by both parents. Parental care to 2.5-3 months (B162).
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