Long-eared Owl

(Asio otus)

               
Conservation Status

IUCN Red List

LC - Least Concern

Long-eared Owl

NatureServe

N5B, N5N - Secure Breeding and Nonbreeding

SNRB - Unranked Breeding

Minnesota

not listed

Occurrence

Little known about migration and breeding in Minnesota

Habitat

Breeding: Dense deciduous, coniferous, or mixed forests adjacent to open areas

Winter: Woodlots in farm lots, parks, and cemeteries

Size

13 to 16 in length

36 to 48wingspan

Photo by Ramona Abrego
 
Identification

 

 
Voice

 

 
Similar
Species

Great Horned Owl (Bubo virginianus) is much larger and the body is more stout.

 
Food

 

 
Nesting

 

 
Migration

Early March to mid-April and mid-September to mid-Movember

 
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Taxonomy

Order:

Strigiformes (owls)

 

Family:

Strigidae (typical owls)

 

Subfamily:

Asioninae

 
Subordinate Taxa

American Long-eared Owl (Asio otus wilsonianus)

Canarian Long-eared Owl (Asio otus canariensis)

Long-eared Owl (Asio otus otus)

Long-eared Owl (Asio otus tuftsi)

 
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Captive owl – Wildlife Science Center

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  An Introduction to the Long-eared Owl (Asio otus) by Wild Owl
WildOwlTV
 
   
 
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Published on Oct 9, 2012

This short film by owl conservationist Ian McGuire takes a look at the secretive long-eared owl.

For more information on British owls please visit the Wild Owl website at www.wildowl.co.uk

   
       
  Long eared owl
david hickson
 
   
 
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Uploaded on Apr 16, 2011

Long eared owl roosting during daytime

   
       
  Separating Short-eared and Long-eared Owls
BTOvideo
 
   
 
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Uploaded on Dec 22, 2011

As difficult species go, the Long and Short-eared Owl pairing are amongst the most challenging to identify, especially in flight. The latest identification video from the BTO offers tips on how to separate both, in flight, perched and by calls.

   
       
  Asio otus = LONG-EARED OWLS
Rob Curtis
 
   
 
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Published on Jan 11, 2017

Asio otus = LONG-EARED OWLS preening, looking around

   
       
  Long-eared Owls
MontanaFWP
 
   
 
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Published on Mar 10, 2016

A look at one of Montana's rarely seen owls.

   
       

 

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Ramona Abrego

Location: Forest Lake

Captive owl – Wildlife Science Center

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