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North American Birds - Owls, Nightjars



Common Nighthawk
(Chordeiles minor)
Common Nighthawk
Common Nighthawks are medium-sized birds with large mouths and large eyes. They are patterned with bars of browns, grays and white for good camouflage. The tail is notched tail and wings are long and pointed with white patches on the primary... Read more >
Long-eared Owl
(Asio otus)
Long-eared Owl
The Long-eared Owl is a medium sized owl It is brown with streaks, and dark ear-tufts. The female is larger and darker than the male. The eyes are orange or yellow, and the legs are feathered down to the toes. The face has dark or orange brown eye... Read more >
Burrowing Owl
(Athene cunicularia)
Burrowing Owl
The Burrowing Owl is a small ground dwelling owl with long legs and a short tail. The body is brown with white speckles. The breast is off white or pale brown with darker brown speckles. The face is mainly white with brown around the bill. It does... Read more >
Snowy Owl
(Bubo scandiacus)
Snowy Owl
The Snowy Owl is a large white owl with some dark brown barring on the head, body, wings and tail. The eyes are yellow. The feet are white and completely feathered. The bill is black. Females are larger than males, and more heavily barred. Males... Read more >
Great Horned Owl
(Bubo virginianus)
Great Horned Owl
The Great Horned Owl is a large owl with distinctive ear tufts on its head. The body is brown and gray with dark bars. It has an pale tan to orange face disc, with white around the bill and throat. The eyes are yellow. The bill is dark. Males and... Read more >
Barred Owl
(Strix varia)
Barred Owl
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