Pictures, great pictures of halk owls in nature
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Here is some general information on the hawk owl.
The Northern Hawk Owl (Surnia
ulula) is a medium sized owl. The term "hawk" refers to its falcon-like wing
shape and long tail. It is the only living species in the genus Surnia. The species is
sometimes called simply the Hawk Owl; however, many species of owls in the Ninox genus are
also called hawk owls.This bird nests in large tree cavities or uses nests abandoned by
other large birds. It has little fear of humans, and will attack if the young are
approached too closely.
This is a partially diurnal owl, which hunts voles and birds like thrushes. It waits on a
perch and takes advantage of its rapid flight to overtake prey. The Hawk Owl has
exceptional hearing and can plunge into snow to capture rodents below the surface.