Hibou des Marias (French)
Lechuza de la penas (Spanish)
- The short-eared owl has a bat-like flight.
- The owl is partially migratory as it spends winter in the south.
- In North America the short-eared owl competes with the northern harrier.
Size & Weight
- BODY-LENGTH: 34–43 cm (13–17 in)
- WEIGHT: 206–475 g (7.3–16.8 oz)
- WINGSPAN: 85 to 110 cm (33 to 43 in)
Savanna, prairie, meadow, tundra, heathland, shrubsteppe, dunes, meadows, coastal grasslands, marshes,
Europe, North America, Galapagos Islands, South America, Caribbean, Hawaii
Voles, ground squirrels, bats, mice, muskrats, moles, rats, shrews, gulls, shorebirds, starlings, larks, pipits, gulls, pocket gophers, storm-petrels, weasels, lemmings, rabbit, icterids, Hawaiian Thrush, tyrant flycatchers, katydids, terns, seabirds, grasshoppers, roaches, caterpillars, beetles
A. f. bogotensis, A. f. domingensis, A. f. flammeus, A. f. galapagoensis, A. f. pallidicaudus, A. f. ponapensis, A. f. portoricensis, A. f. sandwichensis, A. f. sanfordi, A. f. suinda, A. f. cubensis
Number of Eggs
1 – 11 eggs
LENGTH: 1.5–1.7 in (3.7–4.3 cm)
WIDTH: 1.2–1.4 in (3–3.5 cm)
March – June
waowk, waowk, waowk, toot-toot-toot-toot-toot, eeee-yerp