Rome's wild owls

Rome's five wild owl species live mainly in parks, nature reserves and wooded areas around the city.

Mysterious but rarely seen, these nocturnal birds provide the capital with a vital rodent-control service.

The five species present in Rome are the Tawny Owl (Allocco), Scops Owl (Assiolo), Barn Owl (Barbagianni), Little Owl (Civetta) and Long-eared Owl (Gufo comune).

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Wanted in Rome is a monthly magazine in English for expatriates in Rome established in 1985. The magazine covers Rome news stories that may be of interest to English and Italian speaking residents, and tourists as well. The publication also offers classifieds, photos, information on events, museums, churches, galleries, exhibits, fashion, food, and local travel.
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