Normally, only one brood is produced per year, but if food is abundant, double-brooding may sometimes occur. Artificial nest boxes are often Eggs average 34.4 x 29.6mm. to China and Manchuria, south to Northern Africa and Red Sea coast to Somalia and Eritrea. The incubation period begins before the final egg is laid and lasts 22-28 days. The nest can be a natural hole in a tree or pollarded willow, but preferred sites are hollow branches of old fruit trees. Size: Length 21-23cm. Habitat: Open country with stands of trees and bushes, rocky country, deserts and semi-deserts with rocks or ruins, oases, pastureland with ): p. 22. whitish, boldly streaked dark brown. Breeding: Little Owls are territorial birds. Northern Saw-whet Owl : The Northern Saw-whet Owl may sound like co-co-co-co-co, which some people think sounds like a truck backing up. 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Often roosts by day in dense foliage or openings of holes. The tail is dark brown with a few whitish or pale ochre bars. Pellets measure 30-40 x 10-19mm. The Middle East, day, and can be heard at night during courtship. Voice: The song of the male is a fluted, nasal gwooihk with an upwards inflection repeated at intervals of several seconds. Sexual maturity is reached before 1 year. There are prominent whitish eyebrows. throat is plain whitish, with a narrow brown collar below. When pairs chant together the female goes first, followed closely by the male. The Little Owl is a small owl with relatively long legs, short tail, and a rather flat head with no ear-tufts. Asia, November 2013. COPYRIGHT ON ALL OF THE images, files & RESOURCES HOUSED ON THIS WEBSITE IS HELD BY ‘LITTLE OWLS RESOURCES’. Neck and upper breast is diffusely spotted light and dark. OUR RESOURCES (including the images within them), CANNOT BE SHARED OR SOLD COMMERCIALLY. The second and third hoots in their series tend to be the shortest. The male sings at different perches in its territory and advertises the potential nesting site Ideas for Childminder, Preschool, Pre-K, Kindergarten, Nursery Practitioner, Ear Prey is normally caught from a perch by swooping down on it. excited, the call becomes more cat-like and explosive - kweeo - and is repeated several times. 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Flight feathers are barred whitish and dark brown. Contact call between the male and female is a soft repeated uhk note. Original Description: Scopoli, Giovanni Antonio. Chicks are blind when they hatch, and open their eyes at 8-10 days old. Its gravelly hoots carry far, and sound almost like a muffled foghorn from a distance. It conveys extreme excitement in a variety of situations that include disturbances near the nest, encounters with enemies (I once heard it when a barn owl suddenly appeared), territorial disputes and squabbles with partners. ), Handbook of the Birds of the World: Barn Owls to Hummingbirds, Owls: A Guide to the Owls of the World (Second Edition), Owls of the World: A Photographic Guide (Second Edition). up to 4600m in the Himalayas but normally below 700m in Central Europe. WILD ANIMAL SOUNDS MAT - PHASE 1 PHONICS. Description: The facial disc is not well defined, and is greyish-brown with light mottling. accepted, also holes or cavities in walls, under eaves, in earth or clay banks of rivers or ravines, in cliffs and in walls of sand-pits, and abandoned mammal Letters and Sounds/Phonics Printable Resources/Activities - On The Farm, Minibeasts/Bugs, Dinosaurs, Emotions, Winter, Spring, Animals - Early Years/EYFS/Preschool Editable Topic & Organisation Resources/Printables. Distribution: Eurasia from Iberia north to Denmark, Southern Sweden and Latvia, east to Asia Minor, Levant, Arabia, Central and Eastern Asia courtship. alternating with gliding. The remainder of the underparts are Habits: The Little Owl is most active at dusk, but also partly active by day, and at night. Tail length 68-96mm. The belly is plain whitish. a shallow depression created 1-2 weeks earlier. Avoids forest. Eyes are Severe winters with a lot of snow may also lead to huge losses in some populations. Weight 105-260g. This tufted, yellow-eyed fellow is the owl world's version of Barry White. The male will often duet with the female during Often roosts by day in dense foliage or openings See also: Other owls from Africa, ), High Frequency Words - Phases 1, 2, 3, 4 & 5, (Any text without a link indicates that we are working on this area.). Locally around farmhouses or barns, or sometimes other settlements with surrounding cultivated land with trees. Toes are pale grey-brown and bristled, claws are dark horn with blackish tips. scattered trees, orchards with old fruit trees, along rivers and creeks with pollarded willows and other trees, parkland, and edges of semi-open woodland. Europe, 3-6 white eggs are usually laid at 2 day intervals directly on the bottom of the cavity in sulphur-yellow to pale yellow, cere is olive-grey and bill is greyish-green to yellowish-grey. When Ed. Forehead and crown are streaked and spotted whitish. Sometimes perches in exposed sites such as fence posts, telephone poles, bare branches or mounds of earth or rocks. by singing near it or from the entrance.