|Trees in woods.
Twigs lined with moss and bracken.
Small mammals, such as voles and rabbits,
but also birds, reptiles, amphibians, insects and worms.
Dark brown above and below. The breast is barred
underside of the wings and tail are pale.
There can be a
pale band on the breast. The tail is lightly barred.
51 to 57 cms
100 to 130 cms
Late March. 1 clutch
with brown or purple blotchesc.