Little Owl

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Athene noctua
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23 cm, 180 g. Small grey-brown owl, heavily streaked and spotted white. Flatter head and shorter tail than Morepork. Often seen by day perching on posts and farm sheds. Flight undulating. Call a clear high-pitched ''kiew''. Habitat: Farmland of South I only, especially near east coast. Breeding: Oct-Jan.

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