The Red Book hawk owl recorded in the Moscow region
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The Red Book hawk owl recorded in the Moscow region

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04-02-2024
 
Source: https://losinyiostrov.ru/
The press service of the national park "Losiny Ostrov" reported that a rare guest, a hawk owl, was seen in the Mytishchi forest Park. The red-book predator was sitting motionless on a dead tree, from where, most likely, it was looking out for prey.

The hawk owl is listed in the Red Books of a number of subjects of the Russian Federation, including the Moscow region. In Russia, this bird prefers to settle on the territory of the Sea of Okhotsk, Kamchatka, Magadan region, Chukotka, Altai, southern Transbaikalia and Primorye. Her native expanses are taiga Eurasia and North America.

She usually leads a sedentary lifestyle or wanders in search of food. Prefers open coniferous forests for life. Hawk owls also inhabit peat bogs and meadows.
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