Meet the Owls

Barn Owl

Latin Name : Tyto Alba.
Distribution : Worldwide
Habitat : Open lowland, farmland, semi-arid shrubland, marshes.
Food : Small mammals.
Wingspan : 85 - 95cm.

Tawny Owl

Latin Name : Strix Aluco.
Distribution : Europe, parts of Asia and North Africa.
Habitat : Mainly woodland.
Food : Varied. Small mammals, young nest bound birds, invertebrates.
Wingspan : 95 - 105cm.

Long Eared Owl

Latin Name : Asio Otus.
Distribution : North America, Europe, North Africa.
Habitat : Wooded areas, forest edges, hedgerows.
Food : Small rodents, occasionally small birds.
Wingspan : 25 - 32cm.

European Eagle OWL

Latin  Name : Bubo Bubo.
Distribution : Europe, Western Russia.
Habitat : Open woodland
Food : Mammals. Typically rabbits, hare. Has been known to take foxes and roe deer.
Wingspan : 160 - 190cm.

Snowy Owl

Latin Name : Nyctea scandiaca.
Distribution : Arctic tundra of North America, Europe and Asia.
Habitat : Arctic tundra, open grassland and prairie, coast.
Food : Mammals and birds including lemmings, rabbits, voles, ptarmigan, sea birds and geese
Wingspan : 140 - 165cm.

Milky Eagle Owl

Latin Name : Bubo Lacteus.
Distribution : Sub-Saharan Africa.
Habitat : Lightly wooded country.
Food : Medium sized mammals to size of hare. Also some birds.
Wingspan : 160 - 190cm.

Malaysian Wood Owl

Latin Name : Strix leptogrammica.
Distribution : India, south-east Asia.
Habitat : Forests and woodland.
Food : Small mammals and birds.
Also insects, fish.
Wingspan : 105 - 115cm.

Great Horned Owl

Latin Name : Bubo Virginianus.
Distribution : North and South America.
Habitat : Varied
Food : Small to medium sized mammals, some birds.
Wingspan : 100 -150cm.

African Spotted Eagle Owl

Latin Name : Bubo Africanus.
Distribution : Sub-Saharan Africa.
Habitat : Semi open woodland, scrub, savannah.
Food : Mainly large insects. Occasionally small mammals and birds.
Wingspan : 100 - 140cm.

White Faced Scops Owl

Latin Name : Ptilopsis granti

Distribution : Southern Africa

Habitat : Savannah and Woodland

Food : Small mammals, invertebrates, reptiles.

Wingspan : 57 - 62cm.

Little Owl

Latin Name : Athene Noctua.
Distribution : Europe.
Habitat : Open country. Tend to avoid dense woodland and forest.
Food : Mainly insects.
Wingspan : 54 - 58cm.

Great Grey Owl

Latin Name : Strix Nebulosa.
Distribution : North America, Northern Asia, parts of Scandinavia.
Habitat : Mix of dense forest and open areas.
Food : Mainly small mammals including voles, gophers, mice.
Wingspan : 140 - 150cm

Bengal Eagle Owl

Latin Name : Bubo bengalensis.
Distribution : Indian Sub-Continent.
Habitat : Wooded country, semi-desert areas.
Food : Rodents, medium sized birds, reptiles.
Wingspan : 120 -150cm.

Chaco Owl

Latin  Name : Strix Chacoensis.
Distribution : Southern Bolivia, western Paraguay and northern Argentina.
Habitat : Dry chaco woodland .
Food : Mainly small birds and mammals. Also insects, spiders, scorpions.
Wingspan : 65 - 75cm.