Great Gray Owl

Other Names: Phantom of the north, Cinereous Owl, Spectral Owl, Lapland Owl, Spruce Owl, Bearded Owl, Sooty Owl

Distribution: northern North America and Asia.

Description:

Size: 61-84 cm in length with a 120-150 cm wingspan.

Plumage: Dusky grey mottled with darker grey and white, with large facial disks and a distinctive black chin spot bordered by white patches, resembling a bow tie. The beak is light grey-yellowish, and the eyes are bright yellow.

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Great Gray Owl

Great Gray Owl

Bill Shape
hooked
Regions
alaska
alberta
british columbia
california
connecticut
idaho
indiana
iowa
maine
manitoba
massachusetts
michigan
minnesota
montana
nebraska
nevada
new brunswick
new hampshire
new york
north dakota
northwest territories
nova scotia
ohio
ontario
oregon
pennsylvania
quebec
rhodeisland
saskatchewan
south dakota
utah
vermont
washington
wisconsin
wyoming
yukon
Tail Shape
rounded-tail
Wing Shape
broad-wings
Habitat
Forests
Color
gray
Body Shape
owl
Size
large
Order
true owls, typical owls - strigidae
typical owls and barn owls - strigiformes
typical owls, "earless owls" - strix
Conservation Status
Least Concern
Bird Species