|Hole in a tree.
Mainly rodents, usually by dropping from a perch to seize its prey,
which it swallows whole; in more urban areas its diet includes a higher
proportion of birds.
This owl is non-migratory and highly territorial. Many young birds
starve if they cannot find a vacant territory once parental care
ceases. Although many people believe this owl has exceptional night
vision, its retina is no more sensitive than a human's. Rather, it is
it's asymmetrically placed ears that are key to it's hunting because
they give the Tawny Owl excellent directional hearing.
The stereotypical Tu-whit; Tu-who call is actually a duet, with the
female making the Tu-whit sound, and the male responding with the
Its underparts are pale with dark streaks, and the upperparts are either brown or grey.
37 - 46 cms.
81 - 105 cms.
2 - 3 Glossy White.