Long-eared Owl Photo Gallery
What does the Long-eared Owl look like?
Long-eared Owls are medium sized birds of prey with slim builds. They are predominately brown with heavily barred chests. They have prominent ear tufts, and dull orange facial discs with a white "X" between their yellow eyes.
Long-eared Owl Habitat
Long-eared Owl Facts
Long-eared Owls are nocturnal birds of prey; they roost in forests by day and hunt in open areas by night. The have asymmetrical ear openings, this enhances their ability to locate prey via sound. In fact, under controlled circumstances, biologists have proven Long-eared Owls can kill mice in utter darkness. They are rather loud birds, their hoot can heard more than a half mile away. There are four subspecies of Long-eared Owls.