Spotted Owl

Strix occidentalis

Order

STRIGIFORMES

Family

Barn Owls, Typical Owls (Tytonidae & Strigidae)

Code 4

SPOW

Code 6

STROCC

ITIS

HEAD

Spotted Owl Head Illustration.jpg
  • Bill Shape: Hooked
  • Eye Color: Dark brown.
  • Head pattern: Spotted, Unique pattern, Eyebrow
  • Crown Color: Brown with white spotting.
  • Forehead Color: Brown with white spotting. Pale brown facial disk with indistinct, dark concentric rings.
  • Nape Color: Brown with white spotting.
  • Throat Color: White
  • Cere color: Brown

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BODY

Spotted Owl Body Illustration.jpg
  • Length Range: 41-48 cm (16-19 in)
  • Weight: 589 g (20.8 oz)
  • Size: Large (16 - 32 in)
  • Color Primary: Brown
  • Underparts: Brown with incomplete white barring ("spots").
  • Upperparts: Brown with white spotting.
  • Back Pattern: Spotted or speckled, Mottled
  • Belly Pattern: Spotted or speckled
  • Breast Pattern: Spotted or speckled

FLIGHT

Spotted Owl Flight Illustration.jpg
  • Flight Pattern: Silent rapid wing strokes.
  • Wingspan Range: 102 cm (40 in)
  • Wing Shape: Broad-Wings
  • Tail shape: Notched Tail
  • Tail Pattern: Brown overall with faint spotting.
  • Upper Tail: Brown with white spotting.
  • Under Tail: Brown with white barring.
  • Leg Color: Feathered in buff.
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