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Asio otus (Long-eared Owl)

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Wikipedia Abstract

The long-eared owl (Asio otus, previously Strix otus) is a species of owl which breeds in Europe, Asia, and North America. This species is a part of the larger grouping of owls known as typical owls, family Strigidae, which contains most species of owl. The other grouping of owls are the barn owls, family Tytonidae. The scientific name is from Latin. The genus name Asio is a type of eared owl, and otus also refers to a small eared owl.
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Infraspecies

Asio otus canariensis (Canary Island long-eared owl)
Asio otus otus (Long-eared owl)
Asio otus tuftsi (Long-eared owl)
Asio otus wilsonianus (American long-eared owl)

EDGE Analysis

Uniqueness Scale: Similiar (0) 
11
 Unique (100)
Uniqueness & Vulnerability Scale: Similiar & Secure (0) 
30
 Unique & Vulnerable (100)
ED Score: 8.97927
EDGE Score: 2.30051

Attributes

Adult Weight [1]  299 grams
Birth Weight [3]  17 grams
Female Weight [1]  337 grams
Male Weight [1]  261 grams
Weight Dimorphism [1]  29.1 %
Breeding Habitat [2]  Forests
Wintering Geography [2]  Widespread U.S.
Wintering Habitat [2]  Forests
Diet [4]  Carnivore (Vertebrates)
Diet - Endothermic [4]  100 %
Forages - Mid-High [4]  10 %
Forages - Understory [4]  10 %
Forages - Ground [4]  80 %
Female Maturity [3]  1 year
Male Maturity [3]  1 year
Clutch Size [5]  6
Clutches / Year [3]  1
Global Population (2017 est.) [2]  480,000
Incubation [3]  27 days
Maximum Longevity [3]  28 years
Nocturnal [6]  Yes
Wing Span [7]  37 inches (.95 m)

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Ecosystems

Biodiversity Hotspots

Prey / Diet

Prey / Diet Overlap

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Predators

Accipiter cooperii (Cooper's Hawk)[16]
Accipiter gentilis (Northern Goshawk)[16]
Aquila chrysaetos (Golden Eagle)[16]

Providers

Shelter 
Fagus sylvatica (European beech)[8]
Pica pica (Eurasian Magpie)[8]
Picea abies (Norway spruce)[8]

Consumers

Institutions (Zoos, etc.)

Range Map

Distribution

North America;

External References

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2Partners in Flight Avian Conservation Assessment Database, version 2017. Accessed on January 2018.
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4Hamish Wilman, Jonathan Belmaker, Jennifer Simpson, Carolina de la Rosa, Marcelo M. Rivadeneira, and Walter Jetz. 2014. EltonTraits 1.0: Species-level foraging attributes of the world's birds and mammals. Ecology 95:2027
5Jetz W, Sekercioglu CH, Böhning-Gaese K (2008) The Worldwide Variation in Avian Clutch Size across Species and Space PLoS Biol 6(12): e303. doi:10.1371/journal.pbio.0060303
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7British Trust for Ornithology
8Ecology of Commanster
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18Dipodomys deserti, Troy L. Best, Nancy J. Hildreth, and Clyde Jones, MAMMALIAN SPECIES No. 339, pp. 1-8 (1989)
19Dipodomys ordii, Tom E. Garrison and Troy L. Best, MAMMALIAN SPECIES No. 353, pp. 1-10 (1990)
20Dipodomys stephensi, Vernon C. Bleich, MAMMALIAN SPECIES No. 73, pp. 1-3 (1977)
21Geomys bursarius (Rodentia: Geomyidae), MATTHEW B. CONNIOR, MAMMALIAN SPECIES 43(879):104–117 (2011)
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28Microtus pinetorum, Michael J. Smolen, Mammalian Species No. 147, pp. 1-7 (1981)
29Scapanus orarius, Gregory D. Hartman and Terry L. Yates, Mammalian Species No. 253, pp. 1-5 (1985)
30Sorex cinereus, John O. Whitaker, Jr., MAMMALIAN SPECIES No. 743, pp. 1–9 (2004)
31Thomomys bottae, Cheri A. Jones and Colleen N. Baxter, MAMMALIAN SPECIES No. 742, pp. 1–14 (2004)
32Zapus trinotatus, William L. Gannon, MAMMALIAN SPECIES No. 315, pp. 1-5 (1988)
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