Little Owl - Steenuil

Little Owl


Athene noctua

Pictures: Teus Luijendijk


4 April 2004, Wageningen Ge


4 April 2004, Wageningen Ge

Little Owl is a typical species of the 'Great River area' in the middle of The Netherlands. They breed here predominantly in old willow Salix trees, but as these are getting scarcer and scarcer due to lack of interest by farmers to do the necessary maintenance, the owls are less and less becoming a familiar sight. So much already, that in the West of our country they have even become quite rare.

  Little Owl  -  Steenuil  Athene noctua   adult;  videograbs (320x).
  Pabstendam, Wageningen Ge, The Netherlands, 4 April 2004.


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