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Little Owl

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

Photograph by: 
Graham Jaggard

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Common Name Little Owl
Scientific Name Athene noctua
Species Group Birds Owls
Status Scarce
Interest Level
3
Visabile
  • 01 - January
  • 02 - February
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  • 12 - December
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A small owl with a piercing stare!

Identification Notes
  • Quite rare in Dorset, best known from Portland
  • Can be seen by day often hunting for worms and grubs
  • Was introduced to Britain in the 19th century and prospered at first but now seemingly declining 
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