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Short-eared owl

Short-eared owl Short-eared owl Jiri Bohdal |

The short-eared owl has long, narrow wings and feeds by day and night. The short-eared owls’ ear tufts are seldom seen as they are very short. This bird is often confused with the long-eared owl but it always nests on the ground in thick cover unlike the long-eared owl which nests in old trees.

Length: 33-35cm

Wingspan: 85-93cm

Weight: 240-360g

Habitat: Can be found in open moorland with small woods, fields, hedges, heath and grassland often at estuaries in winter