Utah Bird Profile
 Short-eared Owl - Asio flammeus

Name Roots: (L. asio, [a kind of horned owl] - flammeus, "flame-colored")

In Utah:   
by Stephen Peterson

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characteristic behaviors:
Nests on the ground in a scrape nest. This species is not a cowbird host. This species is a carnivore: ground hawker.
Habitat: Breeds in Utah in wetlands and grassland habitats.
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