These nocturnal birds are the most well-known owl in the UK. As they don’t like flying over water, they are absent from our islands such as the Isle of Wight. Their distinctive call is often used in film and television and it is only the male that utters the drawn out hoot with the female uttering the ‘ke-wick.’ Like other owls, the Tawny owl can rotate its head 270 degrees and can look behind them. The tawny owl can be identified by its mottled red colouring and a dark ring around its face. This strong bird has been finely modelled and hand painted to create a lifelike study and would make a perfect addition to any collection.