Saturday, July 4, 2015

Belarus: Boreal Owl

The boreal owl (Aegolius funereus) is a small owl. In Europe, it is typically known as Tengmalm's owl after Swedish naturalist Peter Gustaf Tengmalm or, more seldomly, Richardson's owl after Sir John Richardson. Due to its shyness and evasive reaction to human activities, nocturnal habits and preferred inaccessible taiga forest habitat, it ranks as one of the, if not the, least known owls in both North America and Europe.


Thanks to Ms Irina.

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