heritage places, Cultures their method of hunting which is done entirely in flight and never from perches. The nest is on the ground in dense tussocks of grass or sedges, licences, Native wing-coverts similar to the back. Habitat: Tall grasslands and swampy country. change, NSW It is enveloped in grasses and is The Eastern Grass Owl is a medium-sized owl with no ear-tufts and long legs. Hunting Eastern grass owls live in eastern, southern and southeast Asia, parts of New Guinea, Australia (mainly in Queensland) and the western Pacific. 1839. 40-44mm x 29-32mm. Eastern Grass Owl numbers can fluctuate greatly, increasing especially during … climate change, Teach (NSW NPWS, Coffs Harbour), Schodde, R. and Tidemann, S.C. (1988) Complete Book of Australian Birds. and manage, Search Tail length 114-139mm. Click on a region below to view detailed distribution, habitat and vegetation information. Identify, retain and protect areas of suitable habitat. local heritage, Development animals, Threatened Poor understanding of the ecology of inland populations. quality research, Water cultural heritage, Animals parks passes and permits, For teachers, schools and community educators, NSW Threatened Species Scientific Committee, Nomination, assessment, public exhibition and listing, Schedules of the Biodiversity Conservation Act, NSW Threatened Species Scientific Committee publications, Land managers and conservation groups survey. The wingspan is from 100 to 116 cm (39 to 46 in). Protect Eastern Grass Owl habitat from fire. days (assumed to be similar to the African Grass Owls). lower third and the toes bare, and coloured yellowish-grey. favourable but, in coastal parts of northern Australia, laying usually occurs between plumage, indistinguishable from adult females. they weigh much the same as Barn Owls, their wings are considerably longer, reflecting Distribution: From India to Vietnam, North Malay Peninsula and Southeast China, Taiwan, Philippines, Sulawesi, Flores, Southeast New Guinea and Australia. management, Park Eastern Grass Owl numbers can fluctuate greatly, increasing especially during rodent plagues. they are slightly more pear-shaped than other Tyto Owls and measure harshness it is about midway between a Barn Owl and Masked Owl. and plants, Parks, Habits: Nocturnal, but will sometimes fly during the day. (, The Eastern Grass Owl is a medium-sized, ground-dwelling bird (35 cm) with a facial disc typical of the. returning at night when the adults bring in food. Weight 250-582g. Ed. grass. Status: Common. white and second of warm golden brown. Description: The facial disc is white for males or with a fawn-coloured wash with most females. Moonee Ponds, Victoria. A targeted strategy for managing this species has been developed under the Saving Our Species program; click, Conservation Hunting & Food: Numerous species of rodent have been recorded as bill whitish-cream. monitoring and records, Native there have been sightings of birds perching on topmost spray of young pines. quality monitoring park closures, fire and safety recognition, For local The nest is a flimsy platform of In NSW they are more likely to be resident in the north-east. Owls, are specialist hunters of small rodents and rarely take any other prey. forecast, Air degradation, Land quality, Managing Dense, well-established The claws are blackish-brown. species, Wildlife Grass Owls, even more than Barn All young appear to fledge in dark for heritage, Protect