Hoot hoot! Owls... peculiar, intelligent, and precariously beautiful🦉
Today's nugget of knowledge is the long-eared owl!
The long-eared owl species is a part of the larger grouping of owls known as typical owls, of the family Strigidae.
This owl shows a partiality for semi-open habitats 🌲☁️🌲 particularly woodland edge, as they prefer to roost and nest within dense stands of wood but prefer to hunt over open ground.
The long-eared owl is a somewhat specialized predator, focusing its diet almost entirely on small rodents, especially voles, which quite often comprise most of their diet.
All owls do not build their own nests. In the case of the long-eared owl, the owls generally utilize nests that are built by other animals.