Range. - North America, breeding from the southern parts of British America, southward. ;
This species is 15 inches in length; it can easily be separated from any other species by its long ear tufts, brownish face, and barred underparts. Their food consists almost entirely of small rodents, which they catch at night. Most of their nests are found in trees, they generally using old Crow's or Hawk's nests. They also, in some localities, nest in hollow trees, or in crevices among rocks. They lay from four to seven pure white eggs; size 1.55 x 1.35.
Long eared Owl.
LONG-EARED OWL ON NEST L. S. Horton.