1642. Asio otus otus

(1642) Asio otus otus Linn.
THE EUROPEAN LONG-EARED OWL.
Asio otus otus, Fauna B. I., Birds, 2nd ed. vol. iv, p. 393.
This well-known Owl is found practically all over Europe and North Asia and has once been found breeding within Indian limits. Shelley (Journ. Bomb. Nat. Hist. Soc. vol. x, p. 149, 1895) records this instance as follows :—“While after bear on the hills above Gurais in Kashmir on 4th June, 1895, I found a nest of four eggs of this Owl in a Sycamore-tree, at a height of about 12 feet from the ground, and I also shot one of the parent birds for identification.
“The nest, which was a mere platform of sticks, with no pretence at a lining, had doubtless, from its weather-beaten and dilapidated appearance, been originally occupied by some other bird, probably a Crow.
“The eggs were much incubated and would, I think, have hatched in a few days.
“They are broad white ovals, slightly glossy, and measure 1.62" x 1.35".
“On several occasions I heard Owls hooting in the evening which I believe belonged to this species, so that it is probably not an uncommon bird in Kashmir at suitable elevations.
“The eggs I took were found, so far as I could judge, at an elevation of about 9,000 feet, but I heard the birds lower than this.”

BookTitle: 
The Nidification Of Birds Of The Indian Empire
Reference: 
Baker, Edward Charles Stuart. The nidification of birds of the Indian Empire. Vol. 3. 1934.
Title in Book: 
1642. Asio otus otus
Spp Author: 
Linn.
Book Author: 
Edward Charles Stuart Baker
CatNo: 
1642
Year: 
1934
Page No: 
500
Common name: 
European Long Eared Owl
M_ID: 
7002
M_SN: 
Asio otus otus
Volume: 
Vol. 3
Term name: 
id: 
14809

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