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Bird of the Month - Little Owl

Little Owl. Photograph by Jeff Kew
Athene noctua
N/A
5700 Pairs (Summer)
10 years 11 months 26 days (Recorded in 2009)
Steppe, farmland, towns, open woodland
Mostly small mammals and birds, large invertebrates
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