Great Horned Owl
Sub-arctic North America throughout most of North and Central America, South America. They are the widely distributed in the Americas.
Height is 43–64 cm. Has a wingspan of 91–153 cm. The females are larger than the males of the species. Plumage: Variable. Heavily built with a barrel-shaped body. They have a large head and broad wings. Adults have large ear tufts, which are feathers. The facial disc is reddish, brown or can be gray in color. There is a white patch that can vary in size on the throat. The iris is yellow in North American species. The South American owls have an amber colored iris. The underpart of the body is usually light with some brown barring. The upper part of the body is generally mottled brown. Most subspecies are barred along the sides as well. The legs and feet are covered in feathers up to the talons. The feet and talons are very large and powerful. There are regional and individual variations in color.
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