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__________________________________________________ Birds 94 Little Owls

 

 

 

LITTLE OWL Athene noctua

 

 

LITTLE OWL Athene noctua

 

         The Little Owl Athene noctua is a comparatively recent addition to the British avifauna having been deliberately introduced during the mid-19th century. These birds are active during the day but in common with other owls they are well camouflaged when at rest and therefore may be difficult to spot. Most hunting activity takes place at dawn or dusk.

 

 

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