Little Owl

Athena noctua

21-23 cm

51-54 cm

minor concern

abandoned huts

small rodents
crickets, beetles, maggots, worms

very common

This is the most diurnal of the owls in our house. It is commonly seen where there are parts of huts or on piles of stones.

The large eyes that characterise this family allow them to catch a lot of light and therefore see clearly at night, although hearing seems to be their most outstanding sense.