Northern Hawk Owl

(Surnia ulula)

               
Conservation Status

IUCN Red List

LC - Least Concern

Northern Hawk Owl

NatureServe

N5 - Secure

SNRN - Unranked Nonbreeding

Minnesota

not listed

Occurrence

Irruptive; rare and local migrant

Habitat

Open spruce and aspen forests, Black Spruce bogs, tree-bordered clearings.

Size

15 to 17 in length

31 to 35 wingspan


Identification

 

 
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Food

 

 
Nesting

 

 
Migration

Mid-October to early April


Comments

The Northern Hawk Owl is primarily a diurnal hunter. It is relatively unafraid of humans.


Taxonomy

Order:

Strigiformes (owls)

 

Family:

Strigidae (typical owls)

 
Subordinate Taxa

American Northern Hawk Owl (Surnia ulula caparoch)

Eurasian Northern Hawk Owl (Surnia ulula ulula)

Tien Shan Hawk Owl (Surnia ulula tianschanica)


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

       

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Published on Apr 21, 2012

Grand Valley and Larsen Pasture Roads, near the gate of Direct Energy (north access) gas well, NW of Cochrane Alberta - April 20, 2012

 
     
  Northern Hawk-Owl with prey
Stoil Ivanov
 
   
 
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Published on Feb 17, 2013

Northern Hawk-Owl (Surnia ulula) eating a large vole. Video taken in Door County roads 57/Q Wisconsin on 2-17-2013. This is probably the most watched owl in Wisconsin history . It is completely unconcerned with the many birdwatchers and is catching voles sometimes within couple yards /meters from observers.

 
     
  Northern Hawk Owl
Jerry Jourdan
 
   
 
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Uploaded on Jan 28, 2010

Northern Hawk Owl digiscoped in Chippewa Co. Mi - 23 Jan 2010. Corner of Pea Line and M-48. Cloudy, overcast and windy!

 
     
  NORTHERN HAWK OWL, OTTAWA, ONTARIO
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Published on Nov 10, 2012

Northern Hawk Owl perched on tree branch, November 10, 2011

 
     
  Northern Hawk Owl in Sax-Zim Bog
Matt Wetrich
 
   
 
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Published on Mar 6, 2014

One of two Northern Hawk Owls our bus of birders saw on a trip to world famous Sax-Zim Bog in northeast Minnesota.

 
     

 

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