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Long-eared Owl - (Asio otus) 


  • Medium sized owl
  • Tall ear tuffs, close together
  • Dark vertical stripes through eyes
  • Orangish face coloring
  • Dark, long underbody streaks
  • 13-16" (33-40 cm.)


  • Dense woods, near open areas

Additional Information

  • More common in WI during winter months
  • Rare occurrence in the Reserve
  • Roosts in trees during days, hunts open areas at night
  • Colors similar to great horned owl, but not as large
  • Strictly nocturnal

Comparable Species

  • Great Horned Owl

Long-eared owl hiding in a pine tree 


Kickapoo Valley Reserve | S3661 State Highway 131 | La Farge, Wisconsin 54639 
Phone: 608-625-2960 | FAX: 608-625-2962

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