ROOS M (1998) Goshawk Accipiter gentilis catches Long-eared Owl Asio otus from nest. LIMOSA 71 (4): 166-166.
In March 1998 an occupied nest of a Long-eared Owl
Asia otas was found in the Praambos, Zuidelijk Flevoland. The nest was situated at 6 m height in a tree close
to the forest edge. During a visit in the afternoon
(14h30) of 5 May, an adult male Goshawk Accipiter
gentilis was seen hitting the adult female owl on the
nest, attacking from the left front side. With the owl in
his claws the Goshawk tumbled to the ground. When the
observer came closer, the Goshawk flew away and the
owl could be picked up. She did not seem to be badly
hurt and could be released after a few minutes.
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