Tawny Owl

About the Tawny Owl

Also known as: Brown 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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Details & Statistics

Added to Birdorable
Hatched on 14 May 2015
Scientific Name
Strix aluco
  • Strigiformes
  • Strigidae
  • Strix
  • S. aluco
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Conservation Status
Least Concern (as of 19 January 2019)
LC
  • Least Concern (LC)
  • Near Threatened (NT)
  • Vulnerable (VU)
  • Endangered (EN)
  • Critically Endangered (CR)
  • Extinct in the Wild (EW)
  • Extinct (EX)
Source: IUCN Red List
Measurements
Units: Imperial / Metric
15 to 18 inches
32 to 41 inches
13.5 to 28 ounces

Range

International Names

Chinese (汉语) 灰林鸮
Czech (Cesky) puštík obecný
Danish (Dansk) Natugle
Dutch (Nederlands) Bosuil
Finnish (Suomi) lehtopöllö
French (Français) Chouette hulotte
German (Deutsch) Waldkauz
Italian (Italiano) Allocco comune
Japanese (日本語) モリフクロウ [morifukurou]
Korean (한국어) 올빼미
Norwegian (Norsk) Kattugle
Polish (Polski) puszczyk zwyczajny
Portuguese (Português) Coruja-do-mato
Russian (русский язык) Неясыть обыкновенная серая
Spanish (Español) Cárabo Común
Swedish (Svenska) Kattuggla
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The Tawny Owl is also known as the Brown Owl. The species is found across Eurasia. This pretty owl is recognized by its tawny brown striped body, large and round tuftless head, ... more