Northern hawk-owl

This bird is 35-43 cm long with a 69-82 cm wingspan. It has a rounded head with yellow eyes, dark brown upperparts and barred underparts and tail. The song is a bubbling lulululu.

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The Northern hawk-owl is classified as Least Concern. Does not qualify for a more at risk category. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category.

Northern hawk-owls in the Nearctic boreal forest: prey selection and population consequences of multiple prey cycles. Condor 97:208-220. * Sibley, D. A. 2000. National Audubon Society The Sibley Guide to Birds. Alfred A. Knopf, New York, New York. * Skaar, P.D. (1923-1983). Notes in the unpublished P.D. More

size, the Northern Hawk-Owl is about 16” long. It is most often seen perched atop a tree at the edge of a clearing. The Northern Hawk-Owl’s flight is low and swift. Hunting Techniques and Prey: Unlike most other owls, the Northern Hawk-Owl hunts throughout the day, although they are most active in the early morning and late evening. They perch atop trees and watch for prey which includes a variety of small mammals and birds. More

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Order : Strigiformes
Family : Strigidae
Genus : Surnia
Species : ulula
Authority : (Linnaeus, 1758)