Boreal Owl

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Boreal Owl can be printed on Fine Art Paper; Canvas; Metallic or Acrylic. Fine Art print is available in four materials in five sizes; Frames are available via special order; Prices are available on request; Shipping is added on top of special orders.

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Boreal Owl can be printed on Fine Art Paper; Canvas; Metallic or Acrylic. Fine Art print is available in four materials in five sizes; Frames are available via special order; Prices are available on request; Shipping is added on top of special orders.

 

Boreal Owl

A small owl in the Strigidae family; the Boreal Owl is also known as the Tengmalms Owl (in Europe). Mountain ranges; especially the Canadian Rockies; are home to this small owl. They nest in mountain ranges at high altitudes.

During the day; these owls are extremely difficult to locate. During the night; listen for fast tooting; and during the winter; listen for the song that attracts females.

Hunting is primarily done at night by these owls. Swooping down on its prey; it hunts from a high perch. A snow owl can capture prey under snow; and it has a keen hearing that allows it to track its prey. Among the foods they eat are

  • Voles
  • Mice
  • Squirrels
  • Shrews
  • Gophers
  • Small Birds
  • Insects
  • Crickets

Nesting

The males begin singing to attract the females in late winter and early spring. Nest choice is made by the female. The nest is usually located in the cavity of a tree-like woodpecker’s hole. These owls usually nest in northern flicker or Pileated woodpecker holes. Nesting sites are never the same for these owls.

During incubation; the female lays 3 to 4 eggs and sits on them for 26 to 30 days. The male brings food to the female and then to the young when they hatch; as with most owl species.

The female stays with the young for most of the time; but within 3 weeks she begins hunting with the male and brings back food for the young. For another two weeks; the young are fed by their parents after leaving the nest after about four weeks.


Habitat

Trees and dense forests are preferred habitats for these owls. Forests in mountain ranges are the most common places to find nests. Can nest in Aspen and Birch trees; but prefers trees like spruce or fir.

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Weight 2 lbs
Dimensions 18 × 3 × 3 in
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