Kingdom : Animalia
                          Class : Aves
                       Family : Casuariidae
        Scientific Name : Casuarius

                      Size(H) : 31cm - 37cm
                                      (12in - 14.5in)
                       Weight : 100g - 300g 
                                       (3.5oz - 10.5oz)
                Wing Span : 86cm - 98cm 
                                       (34in - 38.5in)
                 Top Speed : 50km/h (31mph)
                  Life Span : 40 - 60 years
                       Colour : Brown, Yellow, 
                                        Black, Tan
                  Skin Type : Feathers
 Distinctive Features : Long ear-tufts and
                                     tan-coloured eye disks
  1. Long-Eared Owls are a small species of owl found in the northern hemisphere.
  2. They get their name from the feathers on their head that appear like long ear-tufts.
  3. They are migratory birds inhabiting various parts of Asia, Europe and North America.
  4. They migrate towards the south during winters and towards north during summers and spring.
  5. Distinctively, they have reddish brown disks around their eyes, apart from their black ear-tufts.
  6. Their ear tufts make them appear larger than they actually are.
  7. They are mainly solitary animals that either come together to mate or form small group while migrating.
  8. They are nocturnal animals which mostly hunt under the night cover.
  9. They are carnivores, feeding on mice, voles, small reptiles and smaller birds.
  10. They typically swallow their prey as whole and bring back the bones as small pellets.
  11. Their natural predators are larger owls and other birds of prey.
  12. They breed during the months between February and July and the females lay around 5 eggs.
  13. The eggs are laid in their nests and are incubated by the mother owl for around 1 month.
  14. Habitat loss is one of the major threats to the long-eared Owl.

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