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Long-eared Owl (Asio otus) Norovce, Slovakia. Dec 30th, 2019 Asio otus,Geotagged,Long-eared Owl,Slovakia,Winter Click/tap to enlarge PromotedCountry intro

Long-eared Owl (Asio otus)

Norovce, Slovakia. Dec 30th, 2019

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  1. An early New Year's gift and a wonderful farewell to Slovakia!
    Thanks to great intel from some local birders, I was able to find my first winter roost of Long-eared owls! There were 16 of them hiding more or less effectively in 4 trees in this small village.
    After unsuccessfully searching for them at 3 different places yesterday, this definitely made my day!
    Posted 3 years ago
    1. What a gift it is, truly epic shot. And what a gorgeous individual. Thanks for your persistence! Posted 3 years ago
      1. That is awesome! I can imagine how happy you are! :-) Posted 3 years ago
        1. Yes they really are some of my favorite birds. For the longest time I had very little luck with them, but in recent years, partly through increased searching for them and a lot thanks to reliable info from other birders, I've managed to see at least one owl on every trip! Posted 3 years ago, modified 2 years ago
  2. Fantastic shot of a gorgeous bird! Thanks for sharing, Thibaud! Posted 3 years ago, modified 3 years ago
  3. From today's Facebook post:
    The long-eared owl (Asio otus) has an impressive range that extends throughout much of the northern hemisphere. In some areas, they are nomadic and migrate in response to food availability. Despite being so widespread, they are more inconspicuous than many other owl species and can be difficult to spot, which is ironic considering they often roost in groups of a dozen or more! But, they have fantastic camouflage and can compress their feathers to resemble the trunk of a tree. Plus, they are not particularly vocal. They have the perfect features for a creature that wants to remain unseen! {Spotted in Slovakia by JungleDragon moderator, Thibaud Aronson} #JungleDragon #owl #LongearedOwl #Asiootus

    Posted 3 years ago
    1. Thanks Christine! Posted 3 years ago
      1. You're welcome, Thibaud :) Posted 3 years ago
  4. Beautiful! Thank you Posted 3 years ago

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The Long-eared Owl is a species of owl which breeds in Europe, Asia, and North America. This species is a part of the larger grouping of owls known as typical owls, family Strigidae, which contains most species of owl. The other grouping of owls are the barn owls, family Tytonidae.

Similar species: Owls
Species identified by Thibaud Aronson
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By Thibaud Aronson

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Uploaded Dec 30, 2019. Captured Dec 30, 2019 10:49 in Norovce 56, 956 38 Norovce, Slovakia.
  • Canon EOS 7D Mark II
  • f/8.0
  • 1/125s
  • ISO2000
  • 520mm