Species Details

@Syed Abbas (Birdwing,Bangladesh);

Short‑eared Owl Did you see this animal?

Scientific Name : Asio flammeus
Family : Strigidae
Order : Strigiformes
Class : Aves
Phylum : Chordata
Habitat : Coast
Description : The Short-eared Owl is a dark brown bird of prey with a pair of very short ear-tufts (adult bird length approximately 38 cm, wing 31 cm, bill 3 cm, tarsus 4.5 cm, tail 14.5 cm). It has a pale buff body, the upperparts being darker with dark brown streaks and the underparts paler with longitudinal brown streaks. It feeds on small birds, rats, mice, locusts, grasshoppers, beetles, etc..
Distribution in Bangladesh
description written by:Fatema-Tuz-Zohora,Department of Zoology, Jagannath University,Dhaka;information source: Encyclopedia of Flora and Fauna of Bangladesh, Vol-26, iucnredlist.org;Photo credit and copyright:Syed Abbas (Birdwing,Bangladesh);taxonomic checklist:P. M. Thompson and S. U. Chowdhury (2020). A checklist of birds of Bangladesh.Birds Bangladesh;bird song owner:Stein A. Nilsen(www.xeno-canto.org/Stein A. Nilsen), bird sound copyright reserved according to www.xeno-canto.org rules; more information, please contact us.