Short-eared Owl

Short-eared Owl
Classification(s) : Predator
Cat Name : Owl
Common Name : Short-eared Owl
Scientific Name : Asio flammeus
Other Name(s) :
Physical Description :

A medium sized, mottled brown owl with a pale, barred underside. It is usually seen flying close to the ground and has pale patches on the wings that are visible when flying. The Short-eared owl is rarely seen in the clan territories outside of the summer season.

Physical Statistics :

Length: 13.4–16.9 Inches (34–43 Centimeters)
Weight: 7.3–16.8 Ounces (206–475 Grams)
Wingspan: 33.5–40.6 Inches (85–103 Centimeters)

Behavior :

A ground nesting bird, the Short-eared Owl prefers open country to forests. This owl prefers to hunt small mammals, but is know to take birds given the opportunity. Contrary to the behavior of most owls, the short-eared owl will hunt both day and night.

Social Organization :

Pairs with young, or the occasional solitary individual.

Approval Level : None; While rather dangerous, the Short-eared Owl is a frequent visitor to the open sections of the clans territories during summer.
Danger Level : Medium (Kits and Apprentices are vulnerable);

The Short-eared owl is an ambush hunter than will strike against any small creature left unguarded. They are a usual summer denizen.