Stygian Owl

Asio stygius

Order

STRIGIFORMES

Family

Barn Owls, Typical Owls (Tytonidae & Strigidae)

Code 4

STOW

Code 6

ASISTY

ITIS

HEAD

Stygian Owl Head Illustration.jpg
  • Bill Shape: Hooked
  • Eye Color: Yellow to yellow-orange.
  • Head pattern: Unique pattern
  • Crown Color: Dark chocolate brown with buff streaks.
  • Forehead Color: Facial disk is dark brown with a cream and brown forehead.
  • Nape Color: Black in Stygius and brown in Robustus.
  • Throat Color: Dark chocolate brown.
  • Cere color: Brown, Gray

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BODY

Stygian Owl Body Illustration.jpg
  • Length Range: 38-46 cm (15-18.1 in)
  • Weight: 459-686 g (16.2-24.2 oz)
  • Size: Medium (9 - 16 in)
  • Color Primary: Brown
  • Underparts: Buff to cream with dark brown streaking and mottling.
  • Upperparts: Dark chocolate brown.
  • Back Pattern: Solid
  • Belly Pattern: Striped or streaked, Mottled
  • Breast Pattern: Striped or streaked, Mottled

FLIGHT

Stygian Owl Flight Illustration.jpg
  • Flight Pattern: Slow wing beats with occasional glide.
  • Wingspan Range: 102-107 cm (40-42 in)
  • Wing Shape: Broad-Wings
  • Tail shape: Rounded Tail, Squared Tail
  • Tail Pattern: Dark brown and warm buff bars.
  • Upper Tail: Dark brown and warm buff bars.
  • Under Tail: Dark brown and warm buff bars.
  • Leg Color: Toes are dark gray or brownish.
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