Hibou moyen-duc (French)
Buho chico (Spanish)
- Female owls are larger than the males.
- The United States is home to 6,000 long-eared owls.
- It is partially migratory species as it spends winter in the south.
- The owl is smaller than the great horned owl.
Size & Weight
- BODY-LENGTH: 31–40 cm (12–16 in)
- WEIGHT: 178–435 g (6.3–15.3 oz)
- WINGSPAN: 86–100 cm (34–39 in)
Coniferous trees, deciduous woodlands, shrublands, grasslands; altitude 6,500 feet
North America, Europe, Asia
Rodents, small mammals, birds, mice, kangaroo rats, shrews, pocket gophers, young rats, rabbits, bats, weasels, chipmunks, moles, lizards, ground squirrels, tree squirrels, snakes
Number of Eggs
4 – 6 eggs
LENGTH: 1.5–1.7 in (3.8–4.4 cm)
WIDTH: 1.2–1.4 in (3–3.5 cm)
A. o. otus
A. o. canariensis
A. o. tuftsi
A. o. wilsonianus
February – July
25 – 30 days
DEPTH: 2.5 inches
DIAMETER: 8.5 inches