Bird Sightings : Hebrides : Long-eared Owl
View a large photograph of this Long-eared Owl 100Kb
Gaelic: Comhachag Adharcaiche
Photography © Martin Scott
Isle of Lewis - Outer Hebrides (Western Isles)
12th November, 2008
'I collected a sick owl today, but it lived all of moments.
It had been picked up from a fishfarm in South Lochs and was totally emaciated. Just skin and bone'.
- Long-eared Owl
- Asio otus
- Gaelic: Comhachag Adharcaiche
- WI: Rare or scarce breeder (1-9 breeding records)
- Breeds: Conifer plantations and woodlands
- Similar birds: Short-eared Owl
Long-eared Owl records in the Western Isles
Rare or scarce breeder (1-9 breeding records)
Source: Outer Hebrides Bird Report (2001)
On the chart below the darker the shade of blue the more abundant the bird is during a month or the more likely you are to see it.
(Source: Outer Hebrides Birds Checklist)
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