Great Gray Owl

Strix nebulosa

Order

STRIGIFORMES

Family

Barn Owls, Typical Owls (Tytonidae & Strigidae)

Code 4

GGOW

Code 6

STRNEB

ITIS

HEAD

Great Gray Owl Head Illustration
  • Bill Shape: Hooked
  • Eye Color: Yellow.
  • Head pattern: Streaked, Unique pattern, Eyebrow
  • Crown Color: Gray-brown with paler mottling.
  • Forehead Color: Gray-brown with paler mottling. Distinct dark rings framing gray facial disk.
  • Nape Color: Gray-brown with paler mottling.
  • Throat Color: White with gray wash and a central dark patch.
  • Cere color: Gray

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BODY

Great Gray Owl Body Illustration
  • Length Range: 61-84 cm (24-33 in)
  • Weight: 771 g (27.2 oz)
  • Size: Large (16 - 32 in)
  • Color Primary: Gray
  • Underparts: White with gray wash. with median dark stripes.
  • Upperparts: Gray-brown with gray-washed white mottling.
  • Back Pattern: Mottled
  • Belly Pattern: Mottled
  • Breast Pattern: Mottled

FLIGHT

Great Gray Owl Flight Illustration
  • Flight Pattern: Silent direct flight., Quick, deep wing strokes., Several powerful wing beats.
  • Wingspan Range: 137-152 cm (54-60 in)
  • Wing Shape: Broad-Wings
  • Tail shape: Rounded Tail
  • Tail Pattern: Gray and green
  • Upper Tail: Mottled gray-brown and pale gray.
  • Under Tail: Gray with gray-brown barring.
  • Leg Color: Feathered in white with gray wash..
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