Mottled Owl

Ciccaba virgata

Order

STRIGIFORMES

Family

Barn Owls, Typical Owls (Tytonidae & Strigidae)

Code 4

MOOW

Code 6

CICVIR

ITIS

HEAD

Mottled Owl Head Illustration.jpg
  • Bill Shape: Hooked
  • Eye Color: Dark brown
  • Head pattern: Unique pattern
  • Crown Color: Dull dark brown to rufous brown with very fine buff spotting or scalloping.
  • Forehead Color: Facial disk is light gray-brown with buff streaking emanating from the eyes, with an incomplete buff border.
  • Nape Color: Brown overall with fine white scalloping or spotting.
  • Throat Color: Light buff with brown streaking.
  • Cere color: Yellow

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BODY

Mottled Owl Body Illustration.jpg
  • Length Range: 29-38 cm (11.4-15 in)
  • Weight: 170-405 g (6-14.3 oz)
  • Size: Medium (9 - 16 in)
  • Color Primary: Brown
  • Underparts: Buff with brown streaking.
  • Upperparts: Mottled brown and buff.
  • Back Pattern: Barred or banded, Mottled
  • Belly Pattern: Striped or streaked
  • Breast Pattern: Striped or streaked

FLIGHT

Mottled Owl Flight Illustration.jpg
  • Flight Pattern: Mothlike flight.
  • Wingspan Range: 76-97 cm (30-38 in)
  • Wing Shape: Broad-Wings
  • Tail shape: Rounded Tail, Squared Tail
  • Tail Pattern: Dark brown with thin buff bars.
  • Upper Tail: Dark brown with fine buff bars.
  • Under Tail: Buff coverts and dark brown, buff-barred tail feathers.
  • Leg Color: Covered in buff-tan feathers with yellow toes.
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