The Long-eared Owl - Asio otus (previously: Strix otus) is a species of owl which breeds in Europe, Asia, and North America.
This species is a part of the larger grouping of owls known as typical owls, family Strigidae, which contains most species of owl.
The other grouping of owls are the barn owls, family Tytonidae.
The Long-eared Owl's breeding season is from February to July.
This bird is partially migratory, moving south in winter from the northern parts of its temperate range. Its habitat is forest close to open country.
Long-Eared Owl roosting in Willows at an undisclosed site in Cumbria