(Last Updated on : 30-10-2015)
Eastern Grass Owl is an Indian bird
that bears a scientific name "Tyto longimembris
", a con-specific with African grass owl. This bird of Australian species feeds the rodents.
Eastern Grass Owl or Australian Grass Owl is a species of owl in the Tytonidae family.
Concentration of Eastern Grass Owl
Eastern Grass Owl is found in Australia, Bangladesh, China, Fiji, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Myanmar, Nepal, New Caledonia, Papua New Guinea, the Philippines, Taiwan, and Vietnam. Eastern Grass Owls live in the north eastern section of Australia, parts of New Guinea and the Western Pacific, Southeast Asia and India. It has also been found in the coastal islands.
Category of Eastern Grass Owl
Eastern Grass Owl is known to be con-specific with the African grass owl, T. Capensis, other consider it to be a valid species.
Feedings of Eastern Grass Owl
Eastern Grass Owl feeds predominantly on small rodents.
Structure of Eastern Grass Owl
Eastern Grass Owl is a medium-sized owl, similar in size to the barn owl. The adult males measure 32 to 38 cm (13 to 15 in) in length, while the larger female can measure from 35 to 42 cm (14 to 17 in). The wingspan is from 100 to 116 cm (39 to 46 in). The female weighs 460 g (16 oz) while the male weighs 400 g (14 oz). They have dark brown or tan upper parts with pale spots. They have black and tan bars on its wings and a very pale beak, feathered legs, and dark brown eyes. Like all owls, it has a heart-shaped facial disk with brown buff and a white bordering.
Sound of Eastern Grass Owl
Eastern Grass Owl is about the grass owl's screech that is louder than a barn owl's but quieter than a masked owl's. Although this species hunting is little known, the most common prey is the long-haired rat and the cane rat.
Nests of Eastern Grass Owl
Eastern Grass Owl prefers tall grasslands and swamps since it is adapted to walking on the land in tall grass.