The SHORT-EARED OWL is a real hoot with big, bold eyes that seem to stare you down. A short beak and distinctive small ears give Short-eared Owl its personality. This puppet has movable wings with a wingspan of 19 inches.
- The Short-eared Owl lives all over the world, except Antarctica and Australia. In fact, it has one of the largest distributions of any bird.
- The Short-eared Owl lives in open grasslands where it hunts small rodents, especially voles. If food becomes scarce, it migrates to a new area.
- Though it almost always hunts at night, the Short-eared Owl can be seen flying during the day and at dusk. Its wing beats are irregular, like a bat's.
- The Short-eared Owl has small tufts of feathers over its ears. When it feels threatened, it raises these feathers and stands very tall.