Boreal Owl

Aegolius funereus

Order

STRIGIFORMES

Family

Barn Owls, Typical Owls (Tytonidae & Strigidae)

Code 4

BOOW

Code 6

AEGFUN

ITIS

HEAD

Boreal Owl Head Illustration
  • Bill Shape: Hooked
  • Eye Color: Grayish yellow in hatchlings, turning light blue, eventually becoming bright sulfur-yellow in adults.
  • Head pattern: Spotted, Unique pattern
  • Crown Color: Flat black crown with white spotting.
  • Forehead Color: Black with white spots and fluffy white eyebrows and "moustache". White facial disk rimmed in black.
  • Nape Color: Black with white spotting.
  • Throat Color: Brown with white spotting.
  • Cere color: Yellow

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BODY

Boreal Owl Body Illustration
  • Length Range: 23-25 cm (9-10 in)
  • Weight: 102 g (3.6 oz)
  • Size: Medium (9 - 16 in)
  • Color Primary: Brown
  • Underparts: White washed with buff-white; belly with thick, vertical brown streaks.
  • Upperparts: Dark brown with white spotting.
  • Back Pattern: Spotted or speckled, Mottled
  • Belly Pattern: Spotted or speckled, Striped or streaked
  • Breast Pattern: Spotted or speckled, Striped or streaked

FLIGHT

Boreal Owl Flight Illustration
  • Flight Pattern: Short flights., Rapidly beating wings.
  • Wingspan Range: 51-66 cm (20-26 in)
  • Wing Shape: Broad-Wings, Long-Wings
  • Tail shape: Rounded Tail
  • Tail Pattern: Dark Brown
  • Upper Tail: Dark brown with white spotting.
  • Under Tail: White
  • Leg Color: Off-white to yellow-brown feathered.
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