Crested Owl

Lophostrix cristata

Order

STRIGIFORMES

Family

Barn Owls, Typical Owls (Tytonidae & Strigidae)

Code 4

CROW

Code 6

LOPCRI

ITIS

HEAD

Crested Owl Head Illustration.jpg
  • Bill Shape: Hooked
  • Eye Color: Yellow
  • Head pattern: Unique pattern
  • Crown Color: Dark brown
  • Forehead Color: Facial disk is dark rufous with black border and large, long cream eyebrows.
  • Nape Color: Dark chocolate brown to black.
  • Throat Color: Dark brown to black.
  • Cere color: Yellow

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BODY

Crested Owl Body Illustration.jpg
  • Length Range: 36-43 cm (14-17 in)
  • Weight: 397-623 g (14-22 oz)
  • Size: Medium (9 - 16 in)
  • Color Primary: White, Brown, Black, Rufous or Rust
  • Underparts: Buff to cream with fine darker brown barring and vermiculations.
  • Upperparts: Dark brown, dark rufous, and black.
  • Back Pattern: Solid
  • Belly Pattern: Barred or banded
  • Breast Pattern: Barred or banded

FLIGHT

Crested Owl Flight Illustration.jpg
  • Flight Pattern: Mothlike flight.
  • Wingspan Range: 89-102 cm (35-40 in)
  • Wing Shape: Broad-Wings
  • Tail shape: Rounded Tail, Squared Tail
  • Tail Pattern: Brown with thin cream bars.
  • Upper Tail: Brown with thin cream bars.
  • Under Tail: Brown with thin cream bars.
  • Leg Color: Covered in light orange feathers.
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