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Little Owl Common name
Athene noctua Scientific name 
Strigiformes Order
Strigidae Family   
23-27.5 cm                Length
Open woodland farmland and parkland. Habitat
3-5 eggs Nests in a hole in a tree or rock Clutch
Insects, worms, amphibians, small birds and small mammals. Food


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