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Short eared owls are frequently active in daylight and prefer more open habitats than those favored by most owls.  They feed on small mammals, birds, and insects.  Voles are commonly found in open habitats and are a major component of their diet.  They often hunt in low flights about 2 meters from the ground.  The ear tufts are best seen when the owls are in a defensive pose and may not be visible at other times.  The number of eggs laid is fairly high (6-7) with as many as 13-16 reported in some years.  The survival of the young owls is low given predation by crows, hawks, and foxes.

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SHORT EARED OWL