For the purposes of our bird news services, this species is classed as Common: common species, including species that are certain or probable escapees from captivity when occurring in the British Isles. (Note that rarity levels are currently applied nationally and may not reflect local variations in abundance.)
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Little Owl breeds in the following countries (Bird News Extra subscribers will see population statistics and information on trends for each country, and a map of population densities):
Albania Armenia Austria Azerbaijan Belarus Belgium Bulgaria Croatia Cyprus Czech Republic Denmark France Georgia Germany Gibraltar Greece Hungary Italy Latvia Lithuania Luxembourg Macedonia Moldova Netherlands Poland Portugal Romania Russia Serbia and Montenegro Slovakia Slovenia Spain Switzerland Turkey Ukraine