Long-eared Owl

Asio otus

Order

STRIGIFORMES

Family

Barn Owls, Typical Owls (Tytonidae & Strigidae)

Code 4

LEOW

Code 6

ASIOTU

ITIS

HEAD

Long-eared Owl Head Illustration.jpg
  • Bill Shape: Hooked
  • Eye Color: Bright yellow to golden yellow.
  • Head pattern: Crested or plumed, Unique pattern, Eyebrow
  • Crown Color: Brown speckled with rust-brown and gray.
  • Forehead Color: Brown speckled with rust-brown and white with white eyebrows. Rust-brown facial disk.
  • Nape Color: Brown speckled with rust-brown and gray.
  • Throat Color: Brown-tipped feathers.
  • Cere color: Gray

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BODY

Long-eared Owl Body Illustration.jpg
  • Length Range: 33-41 cm (13-16 in)
  • Weight: 244 g (8.6 oz)
  • Size: Medium (9 - 16 in)
  • Color Primary: Brown
  • Underparts: Buff with brown streaking and barring and buff upper breast with heavy dark streaking and barring.
  • Upperparts: Gray-brown with white and buff mottling.
  • Back Pattern: Mottled
  • Belly Pattern: Striped or streaked, Mottled
  • Breast Pattern: Striped or streaked, Mottled

FLIGHT

Long-eared Owl Flight Illustration.jpg
  • Flight Pattern: Silent wing beats.
  • Wingspan Range: 91-107 cm (36-42 in)
  • Wing Shape: Long-Wings
  • Tail shape: Fan-shaped Tail
  • Tail Pattern: Barred
  • Upper Tail: Finely barred dark and light brown.
  • Under Tail: Buff to rust-brown with streaking and barring.
  • Leg Color: Feathered in buff.
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