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Athene noctua (cropped).jpg
Little Houlet (Athene noctua)
Otus jolandae cry
Scienteefic clessification e
Kinrick: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Cless: Aves
Superorder: Strigimorphae
Order: Strigiformes
Wagler, 1830

Ogygoptyngidae (fossil)
Palaeoglaucidae (fossil)
Protostrigidae (fossil)
Sophiornithidae (fossil)

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Range o the Houlet, aw species.

Strigidae sensu Sibley & Ahlquist

A houlet is a bird that maistly hunts in the nicht. It haes shairp claws an a heukit nib.

Thay feed on smaw mammals, insects, an ither birds, an a wheen species like tae eat fish an aw.

Thay are fund in aw pairts o the Yird 'ceptna Antarctica, maist o Greenland, an some ither wee islands.

Kynds o Houlets[eedit | eedit soorce]

The fern houlet, maugre its name, isna a houlet at aw.[1]

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. Robinson, Chris (2008-03-13). Scottish Wildlife (in Inglis). Black & White Publishing. ISBN 9781845028244.