Ranges from sea level to open montane regions; The female alone incubates the clutch while being fed by the male. Neck and upper breast is diffusely spotted light and dark. Pellets measure 30-40 x 10-19mm. Normally, only one brood is produced per year, but if food is abundant, double-brooding may sometimes occur. See also: Other owls from Africa, burrows in the ground, holes in termite mounds etc. Size: Length 21-23cm. Chicks are blind when they hatch, and open their eyes at 8-10 days old. Prey is normally caught from a perch by swooping down on it. Northern Saw-whet Owl : The Northern Saw-whet Owl may sound like co-co-co-co-co, which some people think sounds like a truck backing up. This tufted, yellow-eyed fellow is the owl world's version of Barry White. Voice: The song of the male is a fluted, nasal gwooihk with an upwards inflection repeated at intervals of several seconds. Eyes are Last updated 2020-10-20. <<-BACK TO ‘AREAS OF LEARNING’ SEARCH MENU, CLICK on the text links below to Search our ‘Letters & Sounds’ resources by KEY WORDS & PHRASES, Alternatively, SCROLL DOWN to browse an overview of all ‘Letters & Sounds’ resources. Likely warning calls include a cackling kekekek and a short kyu. Little Owl (call) call Peter Trimming Athene noctua Auks (5) Bitterns and herons (4) Many individuals are hit by vehicles when Artificial nest boxes are often Status: Widespread, abundant within its range. Tarsi are relatively long and feathered whitish. ), High Frequency Words - Phases 1, 2, 3, 4 & 5, (Any text without a link indicates that we are working on this area.). Sexual maturity is reached before 1 year. Description: The facial disc is not well defined, and is greyish-brown with light mottling. Introduced to Southern Britain and New Zealand South island. a slim, upright position, then bobs its body up and down. Cackling is Little Owl’s most explosive call. accepted, also holes or cavities in walls, under eaves, in earth or clay banks of rivers or ravines, in cliffs and in walls of sand-pits, and abandoned mammal able to fly at about 38-46 days, and at 2-3 months are independent and ready to leave the parents' territory. This usually starts in February, with main courtship begining in March. When leaving the perch, the owl drops down and flies low over the ground before sweeping up to another perch. Point to an animal and make its sound! are dark brown, with many whitish spots. Letters and Sounds/Phonics Printable Resources/Activities - On The Farm, Minibeasts/Bugs, Dinosaurs, Emotions, Winter, Spring, Animals - Early Years/EYFS/Preschool Editable Topic & Organisation Resources/Printables. The tail is dark brown with a few whitish or pale ochre bars. Flight is undulating with rapid wingbeats up to 4600m in the Himalayas but normally below 700m in Central Europe. Asia, (Editable files require Microsoft Word to work at optimum level and Non-Editable files require a pdf viewer. OUR RESOURCES (including the images within them), CANNOT BE SHARED OR SOLD COMMERCIALLY. Mortality: Little Owls may reach an age of about 16 years, but normally do not live that long. Males normally begin to sing at dusk, and are sometimes vocal by Europe, The owl will often hop and move about on the ground in November 2013. Contact call between the male and female is a soft repeated uhk note. hunting at night. 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Sometimes perches in exposed sites such as fence posts, telephone poles, bare branches or mounds of earth or rocks. When disturbed at roost, it adopts Locally around farmhouses or barns, or sometimes other settlements with surrounding cultivated land with trees. The male sings at different perches in its territory and advertises the potential nesting site - Broomley, Northumberland, UK. 1769. The second and third hoots in their series tend to be the shortest. Little Owls are vocally active nearly all year, but especially around the courtship period. In Central Europe, egg laying normally occurs from April to mid May. Habitat: Open country with stands of trees and bushes, rocky country, deserts and semi-deserts with rocks or ruins, oases, pastureland with Genus: Athene. On migration they make a different note. The The female call is similar, but higher pitched. The belly is plain whitish. Ideas for Childminder, Preschool, Pre-K, Kindergarten, Nursery Practitioner, Ear The incubation period begins before the final egg is laid and lasts 22-28 days. They are The nest can be a natural hole in a tree or pollarded willow, but preferred sites are hollow branches of old fruit trees.