LONG-EARED OWL

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Long-eared Owl (Asio otus)


Long-eared Owl (Asio otus) is a species of owl which breeds in Europe, Asia, and North America. This species is a part of the larger grouping of owls known as typical owls, family Strigidae, which contains most species of owl.


1927 Santa Rosa Island:Asio wilsonianus. Long-eared Owl. A single bird was seen several times by Pemberton on April 2, as it flew in advance of him under heavy oak timber.” [“Through the generosity of Mr. Silsby M. Spalding who placed at our disposal his splendid cruiser Padariva I the writer accompanied by H. W. Carriger, Dudley DeGroot and 0. W. Howard was enabled to spend the period from March 25 to April 5, 1927, inclusive, among the Channel Islands off the coast of southern California.”]
Pemberton, J. R. Additions to the known avifauna of the Santa Barbara Islands The Condor 30(2):144-148, March-April 1928


They are found on:

  • Anacapa Island
No historic collections (prior to 1950) have been located.
  • San Miguel Island
No historic collections (prior to 1950) have been located.
  • Santa Barbara Island
No historic collections (prior to 1950) have been located.


ISLAND COLLECTOR INSTITUTION DATE NUMBER SPECIMEN
San Clemente Island C. B. Linton MCZ November 20, 1908 MCZ-57662 Asio otus wilsonianus Birds


  • Santa Cruz Island
No historic collections (prior to 1950) have been located.
  • Santa Rosa Island
No historic collections (prior to 1950) have been located.