Tawny Owl

INTRODUCTION

Scrumpy our Tawny owl was born in 2018. Like all Tawny owls Scrumpy eats his prey whole then coughs up pellets. This pellet is made up of indigestible material such as bones and is wrapped in fur to protect the owls insides.

The Tawny owls prey would mainly consist of mice and voles which they would look out for from their favourite perch, like other owls they can turn their head around 270 degrees to help look for prey.
They are the only owl to make the commonly known ‘twit twoo’ call, which is actually a male and a female calling to each other.

GALLERY

FAST FACTS

Scientific Name:

Strix aluco

Status:

Least Concern

Size:

37-39cm Wingspan 105 cm

Weight:

0.5kg

Life Span:

5 years in the wild, 30 years in captivity

Habitat:

Woodland

Diet:

Small mammals, frogs, and birds

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT ME

What Do I Eat?

Small mammals, frogs and birds

Where Do I Live?

Europe, Siberia, Central and Southern Asia, North Africa and Scandinavia

Do I have any Predators?

Eagle Owls and Goshawks

How do I live?

Nocturnal, lives in pairs

Why am I Endangered?

Not currently under threat with stable populations in the wild

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