Long-eared Owl (Eurasian)
Asio otus otus/canariensis
1 Adult Female
1 Adult Male
Courtship song of male preceeding copulation (we hear the wing flaps). The female utters a higher-pitched, plaintive "hwww" at long intervals. Just after the male flying away, we hear the "bleating" of a european Common Snipe. Then follows a long series of hoos of the male.
6 Apr 1963
- La Sauge; SE End of lake of Neuchatel
- 430 meters
Recorder: Revox 36. Microphone: Beyer M26.
Habitat: very varied wood of bushes and trees of many kinds (willows, birches, and alders dominating) including a few spruce and firs; clearings and adjacent farmland as hunting grounds.