Northern Hawk Owl

Surnia ulula

Order

STRIGIFORMES

Family

Barn Owls, Typical Owls (Tytonidae & Strigidae)

Code 4

NHOW

Code 6

SURULU

ITIS

HEAD

Northern Hawk Owl Head Illustration.jpg
  • Bill Shape: Hooked
  • Eye Color: Clear lemon to bright yellow, in varying intensities, sometimes tinged with orange.
  • Head pattern: Spotted, Unique pattern, Eyebrow
  • Crown Color: Black with white mottling.
  • Forehead Color: Gray-brown with fine white spotting. White facial disk bordered in black.
  • Nape Color: Black with white mottling.
  • Throat Color: Gray-brown
  • Cere color: Yellow

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BODY

Northern Hawk Owl Body Illustration.jpg
  • Length Range: 37-44 cm (14.5-17.5 in)
  • Weight: 298 g (10.5 oz)
  • Size: Medium (9 - 16 in)
  • Color Primary: Brown
  • Underparts: White with gray-brown barring.
  • Upperparts: Gray-brown with white spotting.
  • Back Pattern: Striped or streaked, Solid, Mottled
  • Belly Pattern: Barred or banded
  • Breast Pattern: Barred or banded

FLIGHT

Northern Hawk Owl Flight Illustration.jpg
  • Flight Pattern: Swift low flight.
  • Wingspan Range: 84 cm (33 in)
  • Wing Shape: Pointed-Wings, Long-Wings
  • Tail shape: Rounded Tail
  • Tail Pattern: Dark Green
  • Upper Tail: Gray-brown with white spotting.
  • Under Tail: White with gray-brown barring.
  • Leg Color: Feathered in buff-white.
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