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tawny owl

n.
An owl (Strix aluco) of Eurasia and North Africa, having chestnut brown or gray plumage with mottled markings.

tawny owl

n
(Animals) a European owl, Strix aluco, having a reddish-brown or grey plumage, black eyes, and a round head. Also called: brown owl or wood owl

Tawny Owl

n
(Other Non-sporting Hobbies) a name (no longer in official use) for an assistant Brownie Guider
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.tawny owl - reddish-brown European owl having a round head with black eyestawny owl - reddish-brown European owl having a round head with black eyes
bird of Minerva, bird of night, owl, hooter - nocturnal bird of prey with hawk-like beak and claws and large head with front-facing eyes
genus Strix, Strix - owls lacking ear tufts
Translations

tawny owl

nWaldkauz m; Tawny Owl (in Brownies) → Helferin fder Wichtelmutter

tawny owl

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I wondered if the local population of tawny owls might also exploit this valuable source of nutrients if there was anything left after darkness had fallen.
One of the tawny owls was found in a house in Shurdington, Glos, and the other tumbled into the stove in the Forest of Dean.
Excellent views of the wide open sky, look for Milky Way and tawny owls.
The blackbird's song is so mellifluous you find yourself forgetting about time until the calls of tawny owls in the trees beyond remind you it's time to go inside.
Tawny owls could start twit-twooing soon, screeching barn owls, barking muntjac deer and foxes are all something you could hear.
In turn, these animals attract natural predators such as barn owls, tawny owls and kestrels to the area.
Clumsy tits hopping like lost children on the ground, uy kamikaze robins ying into obstacles and miniature tawny owls perched on a fence alongside their larger guardian parents.
They say that plans to develop the stretch as part of a national cycle network would ruin large areas of greenery in an area which is home to dormice, bats, butterflies, foxes and tawny owls.
In its early days, the forest was colonised by smaller birds of prey such as kestrels, sparrowhawks, merlins and tawny owls.
A wide range of birds contribute to the dawn chorus, including blackbirds, robins, wrens, tawny owls, chaffinches, pheasants and green-finches.
Meanwhile two thirds of the country's 38,000 tawny owls have been hit - as opposed to just one in 40 that had the disease in 1996.
Cemeteries, churchyards, built environment, parks and green spaces will not be spared the green treatment, which will also benefit tawny owls, buttoned snout moths, hedgehogs, bats and butterflies.