The tawny owl is the most common owl in Sweden. It is most active at night and during the day it stays close to the trunk of a dense spruce. The sound they make is the same as the one most people mimic when they are trying to sound like an owl. Tawny owls have a pale underside with dark streaks and are either brown or grey on top. They have a wingspan of up to one meter.
They eat everything possible. Small rodents and birds are most common, but also frogs, lizards, insects and worms. Tawny owls mate for life with the females incubating the eggs themselves. They nest in trees ornesting boxes.