Tawny owlets at Taverham by Ian Ingram 1/5
Tawny owl chick at Swafield by Julian Thomas 2/5
Tawny owl with vole at NWT Holme by Eddue Deane 3/5
Tawny owl by Julian Thomas 4/5
Tawny owl by Elizabeth Dack 5/5

Tawny Owl Strix aluco

The tawny owl with its distinctive toowit twoo call can be found throughout Norfolk. At dusk look out for this owl perched on a tree branch close to the trunk as it surveys its territory for food.

Conservation status

Nationally the tawny owl has an amber conservation status because of the decline of their breeding population, but in Norfolk the tawny owl remains the most common breeding owl with a stable breeding population.

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Did you know? Tawny owlets are good climbers and can climb back to their nests.

Tawny owls, together with other owl species, have been seen as omens of bad luck.

Tawny owls have never been recorded in Ireland.

Male tawny owls may be heard calling during the day.
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