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Great Grey Owl

Zoo Location: Forest
Great Grey Owl
Habitat

Mixed and coniferous forest.

Wild Diet

Mainly voles and other small mammals such as mice, lemmings and occasionally squirrels.

Behaviour

The great grey owl hunts mainly during the day. They carry all but the largest prey in their beaks and swallow it whole, head first. Bones, fur, teeth and other waste are brought up again (regurgitated) in the form of pellets.

Breeding

They sometimes adopt old crows' nests but may build their own on the ground or on a tree stump. 1 - 9 eggs are incubated for 30 days.

Conservation

This species is classified as of Least Concern.

Great Grey Owl Great Grey Owl

INFORMATION

  • Latin Name: Strix nebulosa
  • Class: Birds
  • Order: Strigiformes
  • Family: Strigidae
  • Conservation status: Least Concern
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