Short-eared owl

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The Short-eared owl – Asio flammeus is a medium sized species of the nocturnal raptor Owl Family Strigidae and the Order Strigiformes. It has a world-wide distribution except for Indonesia, Australasia and Antarctica. In the AWB Region it is not found as a summer migrant, however there is a resident population in the South Caucasus, and there are many distributed areas where it is found as a winter visitor in Turkey, Iran, Iraq, Cyprus, S Levant, the Nile Delta, Libya, the Maghreb states, Mali, Niger and Chad.

Type - nocturnal raptor - sallyer,
Summer Habitat - open country, grasslands, steppes,
Resident Habitat - open valleys, moorland, heathland, in mountainous areas. 
Winter Habitat - open wetlands, coastal areas, 

Order:   Strigiformes
Family:  Strigidae
Genus:  Asio

Species - Asio flammeus
Short-eared owl - Species - ebird.org
Short-eared owl - Species sheet - wikipedia.org
Short-eared owl - Birds - wildlifetrusts.org
Short-eared owl - Species - hawkandowltrust.org
Short-eared owl - Sounds & Maps - xeno-canto.org

Additional Material...
Short-eared owl - Images - google.com
Short-eared owl - Video - youtube.com
Short-eared owl - Datazone - birdlife.org

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