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Eastern Grass Owl
Status: Least Concern
Scientific Name: Tyto longimembris
Owls are mostly nocturnal, they catch their food using their keen
eyesight and silently swoop down into their prey. They can fly with
almost no sound at all because their feathers are developed that way.
The eastern grass owl lives in open, grassy country along the coast of
northern and eastern Australia. It is considered rare in Australia but
they are spotted in India and some parts of Pacific islands.
They hides in clumps of thick tussocky grass during the day and this is
what they used to build their nest. They feed on insects, mammals,
reptiles and frogs.
Their Latin name is Tyto longimembris, the second half of which means
"long legged". Although they are considered rare, we hope that someday
we realises that there are more birds surviving without our knowledge.