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Ural Owl A resting Ural Owl, one of the most striking of all owls. He almost seems to be smiling. Bird of prey,Birds,Owl,Strix uralensis,Ural Owl,bird,owls Click/tap to enlarge Promoted

Ural Owl

A resting Ural Owl, one of the most striking of all owls. He almost seems to be smiling.

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The Ural Owl is a medium-large nocturnal owl of the genus ''Strix'', with up to 15 subspecies found in Europe and northern Asia.

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

Similar species: Owls
Species identified by WildFlower
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Uploaded Dec 31, 2014. Captured Apr 13, 2014 10:13.
  • NIKON D7100
  • f/5.6
  • 1/1600s
  • ISO1000
  • 340mm