Scientific name: Strix aluco
The tawny owl is the familiar 'brown owl' of the UK's woodlands, parks and gardens. Listen out for the famous 'twit-twoo' call, actually made up of a 'ke-wick' sound from a female and an answering 'hoo-hoo-ooo' from a male.
Average lifespan: 4 years
Classified in the UK as Amber under the Birds of Conservation Concern 4: the Red List for Birds (2015).