Length: 10-15 in Wingspan: 35-40 in Weight: 0.5-1 lbs
Rounded head with black around eyes. Males lighter than females. Short feathered “ear” tufts, often not clearly visible.
Range map by IUCN
Short-eared Owls are so named for their short “ear” feather tufts, which are often difficult to see. Like all owls – even the “horned” variety with more prominent feather tufts – the actual ears are located on the side of the head.
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