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Long-eared Owl


IUCN Conservation Status: Least Concern

A bird of temperate forests, the Long-eared Owl roosts and nests in trees by day and hunts in open areas by night. Though widespread and relatively common in its range, it is rarely seen.

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Song of male is an even hoot, repeated every two to four seconds.


  • Female nest call
  • Female nest call
  • Male wing-clap and female nest call
  • Male bark alarm
  • Female bark alarm
  • Alarm call
  • High intensity alarm call and bill-clap
  • Alarm call given in flight
  • Low intensity alarm call and bill-clap
  • Distraction squeal
  • Bill-clap and hiss
  • Fledgling begging call
  • Courtesy of Macaulay Library
    © Cornell Lab of Ornithology.

Alarm calls vary; most common alarm call resembles barking.

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