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Rufous-legged Owl

Strix rufipes

The rufous-legged owl is classed as an ‘earless owl’ and is closely related to other owls such as the Ural owl and the tawny owl. Their call is not the usual owl hoot but a series of loud, high-pitched notes.



Size: 33 - 38cm
Weight: 300 - 400g



This owl mostly inhabits the dense, moist forests of South America. They can also be found living in semi-open forests and on mountain slopes.



They specialise in feeding on small mammals, such as mice and rats but will also eat birds, amphibians and insects.



Nests are made in tree hollows and occasionally the old nests of other species are used. Between 2 to 5 eggs are normally laid.



The rufous-legged owl is not classed as endangered as it has a large range, however the population is believed to be decreasing in the wild due to habitat destruction.

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