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Not a night owl. Northern hawk owl
Do you find yourself thriving in the daytime while your friends love to stay out late? If so, you've got a friend in the northern hawk-owl, one of the world's few owls that is only active during the day. This vocal bird inhabits the boreal forests of North America and Eurasia and has different calls for mating, communicating with young and announcing that danger is nearby. Northern hawk-owls aren't picky eaters, they'll consume mice, rats, voles, lemmings, rabbits, shrews, moles, occasionally other small birds and have even been seen eating frogs and fish. No worries, we're not on the menu, but if you wander too close to their nest, protective parents have been known to swoop at humans to keep them away.