Little Owl

Name: Little Owl

Scientific name: Athene noctua

Category: Birds

Nature Stars: 60

What are nature stars?


The little owl is a small, round, short-tailed owl, about 25cm tall. They often hunt during the daytime, when they may be seen sat quietly on branches low down in old trees in parkland or along hedgerows. Little owls feed on invertebrates such as earthworms, beetles and snails.


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How to identify: Unmistakeable.

Where: England, Wales and southern Scotland.

Natural Superpowers

  • Predator: 70
  • Agility: 40
  • Rarity: 70
  • Cute factor: 80
  • Traveller: 60

Fantastic fact: The Little Owl was introduced to Britain from the continent in the 19th century.

Photograph credit: Photo credit tbc

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