The bearded huhurez | Facts & Information

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The bearded huhurez (Strix nebulosa) or bearded huhurez lives in dense coniferous forests, from Sweden, Finland and Poland, to eastern Siberia. In addition, the species can be found in Alaska, Canada and the northern regions of the United States.

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The migration of bearded huhures is not seasonal, but is influenced by livestock-prey, especially water rats, which show large variations.If the number of Water Rats decreases, the entire bird population migrates south in search of better hunting grounds.

Sometimes they even reach as far south as Sweden. A few pairs remain in place, but they usually do not reproduce in that year.

Bearded huhuresis is active both day and night. It is difficult to observe during the day, as it is camouflaged by the gray color and striped drawing similar to the bark of trees. Birds are especially active on the inset, when due to the erased shadows they are almost invisible.

Food of the bearded Huhures

The bearded huhurez hunts mainly field mice, Water Rats, chit-mugs and birds, but also catches squirrels, lemmings, moles, rats, polar rabbits, and sometimes even weasels.

The hunting territory of the birds extends both in fields and swamps, as well as in the forest clearings. Birds frequently observe their prey from the top of a tree.

They can also rotate their heads at an angle of 180 degrees and "scan" the entire territory with excellent vision.

The hearing of the bearded huhures is surprisingly good, and while he sits at the place of observation does not escape even the most subtle noise.

At the finest sound, it attacks exactly in the hiding place of the small mammal, accurately locates its prey, even if they are hidden under the layer of snow and throws at them with outstretched legs, provided with recurved and sharp claws.

Features bearded Huhurezul

With a wingspan almost the length of a human's arms, the bearded huhurezul is one of the largest strigiform species. Despite its considerable size, it feeds mainly on small water rats.

Thanks to its soft and thick plumage, the bearded huhurez survives the harsh winters in the northern forests.

The bird hovers silently while surveying the ground or listening to the most subtle sounds from a high observation site.

It has a length of 65-70cm and the wingspan is 134-158cm. Body weight varies between 850 and 1200g.

Reproduction of the bearded Huhurezul

The bearded hawk does not build its own nest, but uses the nest of the hawk or the sorecar Hawk. The nest can also be arranged on a fallen trunk, at a height of 1.5 m.

If they have several abandoned nests at their disposal, several pairs can share a relatively small territory. Brooding pairs are not

Aggressive and respect the territory of the other pairs. If the area is disturbed by Man, The Bearded huhures often resort to attack.

While hatching her eggs, the female is supplied with food by the male. Chicks hatch at intervals of several days. Between the appearance of the youngest cub and the oldest, even two weeks can pass. On the back the fluffy plumage of the chicks is light-gray, and on the abdomen White.

When they appear, the Cubs have closed eyes and ears. They cannot regulate their body temperature, and thus depend entirely on their mother.

Initially, the chickens ask for food by screaming, but soon they emit loud screams. At first the parents feed them with strips of meat, and later they give them

Whole leeks. The parents feed the chicks until they leave the nest after 20-30 days and become independent.

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