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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.
37-39cm Wingspan 105 cm
5 years in the wild, 30 years in captivity
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