Long-eared Owl

Asio otus
Long-eared Owl specimens on display in the exhibit "Birds of D.C."

DC Information

Formerly fairly common, now very rare permanent resident. Most common in winter in dense conifers. Nests very early in March and April. Female is larger than male.

Specimen Information

This is the record for the adult on the upper right.
Date:  1/9/1912
Collected By:  Grover H Palmer
Locality:  Rosslyn, Alexandria Co, VA
Sex:  Male
Catalog ID:  233472
This is the information for the juvenile on the lower left.
Date: 2/25/1882
Collected By: Geo Marshall
Locality: Laurel, MD
Sex: Male
Catalog ID: 113609