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1 August 2015

Long-eared Owl

Northern Long-eared Owl (長耳鴞)
Belarus (2015)
1st April, 2015. Minsk

A long-eared owl is one of the species of the order Strigiformes in Belarus. It is so named because of its head feathers resembling the ears though they are not ears. The long-eared owl is distributed throughout the territory of Belarus. Sometimes it nests in settlements. Like other owl species long-eared owls do not build nests. For nesting they find old nests of other birds. During a year one long-eared owl eats more than 1000 small rodents thus bringing substantial benefit to people.

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