Barred Owl

Strix varia

Order

STRIGIFORMES

Family

Barn Owls, Typical Owls (Tytonidae & Strigidae)

Code 4

BADO

Code 6

STRVAR

ITIS

HEAD

Barred Owl Head Illustration.jpg
  • Bill Shape: Hooked
  • Eye Color: Dark brown or brown-black.
  • Head pattern: Unique pattern
  • Crown Color: Buff-brown with dark and light spotting.
  • Forehead Color: Buff-white with dark spotting and dark concentric rings around eyes.
  • Nape Color: Buff-white with dark spotting.
  • Throat Color: Brown with buff-white bars.
  • Cere color: Yellow

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BODY

Barred Owl Body Illustration.jpg
  • Length Range: 43-61 cm (17-24 in)
  • Weight: 635 g (22.4 oz)
  • Size: Large (16 - 32 in)
  • Color Primary: Brown
  • Underparts: Buff-white with dark brown bars on breast and dark brown streaking on belly.
  • Upperparts: Brown with buff-white spotting.
  • Back Pattern: Mottled
  • Belly Pattern: Striped or streaked
  • Breast Pattern: Barred or banded

FLIGHT

Barred Owl Flight Illustration.jpg
  • Flight Pattern: Slow steady shallow wing beats., Short flights.
  • Wingspan Range: 127-152 cm (50-60 in)
  • Wing Shape: Broad-Wings
  • Tail shape: Notched Tail
  • Tail Pattern: Brown overall with faint spotting.
  • Upper Tail: Brown with buff-white spotting.
  • Under Tail: Buff-white with dark bars.
  • Leg Color: Brown feathered in buff-white.
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