Fulvous Owl

Strix fulvescens

Order

STRIGIFORMES

Family

Barn Owls, Typical Owls (Tytonidae & Strigidae)

Code 4

FUOW

Code 6

STRFUL

ITIS

HEAD

Fulvous Owl Head Illustration.jpg
  • Bill Shape: Hooked
  • Eye Color: Dark brown
  • Head pattern: Unique pattern
  • Crown Color: Dark brown with yellowish buff or tan scallops and spots.
  • Forehead Color: Facial disk is light brownish gray with a dark brown border.
  • Nape Color: Cinnamon overall with buff scalloping.
  • Throat Color: Cinnamon with buff barring.
  • Cere color: Yellow

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BODY

Fulvous Owl Body Illustration.jpg
  • Length Range: 36-48 cm (14-18.9 in)
  • Weight: 397-652 g (14-23 oz)
  • Size: Small (5 - 9 in)
  • Color Primary: Brown
  • Underparts: Rufous or cinnamon brown with buff streaking.
  • Upperparts: Rufous or cinnamon brown with buff bars.
  • Back Pattern: Barred or banded
  • Belly Pattern: Striped or streaked
  • Breast Pattern: Barred or banded

FLIGHT

Fulvous 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: Dark brown with four or five buffy bars.
  • Upper Tail: Dark brown with four or five buffish bars.
  • Under Tail: Buff coverts and dark brown, buff-barred tail feathers.
  • Leg Color: Covered in fulvous feathers, with yellowish gray toes.
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