Tawny Owl

About the Tawny Owl
Also known as: Brown Owl
Tawny Owl

The Tawny Owl is a medium-sized species of owl found in parts of Eurasia. It prefers a woodland habitat and is non-migratory throughout its range.

The Tawny Owl is also known as the Brown Owl. This pretty owl is recognized by its tawny brown striped body, large round head lacking ear tufts, and big brown eyes. The Tawny Owl is primarily nocturnal.

Tawny Owls are birds of prey. They most often hunt from a perched position. The species feeds mainly on rodents but will also take insects and other birds.

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