This owl roosts and nests on the ground, completely hidden amongst tall grass, which stands well above the owl’s head. The grass owl lays her eggs on a small patch of trampled grass. She keeps her nest and new brood secret by creating several pathways to serve as covert access points.
The eastern grass owl hunts while flying close to the ground, using her long legs to reach down into the grass. She preys on rodents that are invisible from above, so the hunt’s success depends on the owl’s phenomenal hearing and the accuracy of its grasp.
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Terrestrial / Aquatic
Altricial / Precocial
Polygamous / Monogamous
Dimorphic (size) / Monomorphic
Active: Diurnal / Nocturnal
Social behavior: Solitary / Pack / Herd
Diet: Carnivore / Herbivore / Omnivore / Piscivorous / Insectivore
Migratory: Yes / No
Domesticated: Yes / No
Dangerous: Yes / No