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Great Grey Owl - None Resident to the UK

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Great Grey Owl:

UK Status: None resident, although this dapper looking owl inhabits places in all of the Northern hemisphere, the nearest to the UK it's found is Scandinavia in Northern Europe.

Habitat: This owl tends to inhabit dense coniferous woods, whilst further south it appears to prefer dense Oak woodland, or mixed Oak woods..

Breeding: This bird does not build it's own nest, but takes over the old nests of other species such as crows and raptors. They will also nest on artificial platforms that are erected for them. Nesting and egg laying takes between March until May, depending on the local climate. Females lay about four large white coloured eggs, which hatch after about a month. When the chicks can fly the mother bird leaves them, and the male parent continues to raise into the autumn. By this time they have usually become proficient hunters.

Comment: This bird was first discovered in Canada, but its now known that it inhabits many parts of the Northern Hemisphere, hot, or cold, It appears to be a very adaptable species.

 

 

(Forster 1772) (Forster 1772) (Forster 1772) (Forster 1772)
Strigiformes - Strigidae Strigiformes - Strigidae Strigiformes - Strigidae Strigiformes - Strigidae
Great Grey Owl - Strix nebulosa Great Grey Owl - Strix nebulosa Great Grey Owl - Strix nebulosa Great Grey Owl - Strix nebulosa

 

 

 

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