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Ural Owl

Zoo Location: Forest
Ural Owl
Habitat

Coniferous forest and mixed woodland.

Wild Diet

Small to medium sized mammals, frogs and large birds up to the size of a grouse.

Behaviour

The Ural owl lives in tall forests, hunting mainly at night but occasionally during the day. It is not an active bird and does not roam far.

Breeding

They sometimes adopt an abandoned buzzard or goshawk nest but may build their own in a tree hollow. 3-5 eggs are laid at 2 day intervals and incubated for 28-29 days.

Threats

This species is classified as of Least Concern.

Ural Owl

INFORMATION

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