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Group: 
Birds

Birds of prey designed to hunt at night with excellent eye sight and hearing. [Not my photo]

The information about this group of species has been organised into reports, charts, maps and photos. Click a pic below to see the detail:

Distribution Map Some Charts Some Photographs Sites List Records List Original Tweets Guidance Notes

Barn Owl

Tyto alba
Click species photo for details of this species:

Sadly now a scarce and sedlom seen bird in Dorset.


 

 

Photo by:
Debby Saunders

Little Owl

Athene noctua
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Now scarce in Dorset and seen mainly in disused quarries on Portland.


 

 

Photo by:
Adrian Groves

Tawny Owl

Strix aluco
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A crepuscular species, heard more often than seen.


 

 

Photo by:
Christchurch Harbour Ornithological Group

Long-eared Owl

Asio otus
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A British breeding species but rarely seen in Dorset.


 

 

Photo by:
Internet Open Source

Short-eared Owl

Asio flammeus
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Likely to be found in Dorset in winter most years


 

 

Photo by:
Frank Gardener