Hawaiian Short Eared-Owl (Pueo)

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Scientific Name Asio flammeus sandwichensis


Pueo are easily distinguished from the introduced Barn Owl by their piercing yellow eyes and the mottled brown patterns across their head, wings, back and chest, as well as the white ring that frames their face. Feathers on this species extends down to their talons.

Fun Facts

  • Pueo set themselves apart from other owl species in that they are diurnal and hunt during the day, usually in the mornings and late afternoons.
  • Males perform aerial dance displays in order attract mates, and the nests are built on the ground.

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