Great grey owl

INTRODUCTION

This species lends itself well to flying displays and whilst we usually rely on raptors, it has always been an aim to fly a large owl other than ‘Tonto’ so we have selected the Great Grey Owl. Of all the large species it is seen as the most diurnal (daytime), therefore the best suited to demonstrations. This is an eagle owl sized bird, yet is less than half the weight and it is a species we hope to breed. The call of the adult is a series of very deep, rhythmic ‘whoos’. Whilst adults are normally silent, the young may chitter, shriek or hiss.

GALLERY

FAST FACTS

Scientific Name:

Strix nebulosa

Status:

Least concern

Size:

Up to 1520mm wingspan

Weight:

1000g to 1500g

Life Span in Wild:

19yrs

Habitat:

Conifer Forests

Diet:

Carnivore

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT ME

What Do I Eat?

Staple diet of small mammals, supplemented by small birds, insects, worms and bats.

Where Do I Live?

Northern Hemisphere, both old and new worlds.

How Do I Live?

Diurnal

Do I have Any Predators?

Road casualties through collisions with vehicles.

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