The Ural Owl is a medium-large nocturnal owl of the genus ''Strix'', with up to 15 subspecies found in Europe and northern Asia.
Specie identified by Joost Thissen
The Ural Owl is smaller than the Great Grey Owl, and much larger than the Tawny Owl, which it superficially resembles. Distinguishing features apart from the size are the pale, buffish grey-brown plumage, with copious dark brown streaking on the back, back of the head and underparts. It has a round head with plain buffish-grey facial discs, orange-yellow bill.. more