Owl Pictures

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Snowy Owl

Snowy owl - Bubo scandiacus
Snowy owl - Bubo scandiacus. Photo © CR Courson / Getty Images.

Pictures of owls, including owl photos such as snowy owls, northern saw whet owls, great horned owls, barn owls and more.

The snowy owl is a large owl that inhabits a circumpolar range that includes the norther parts of North America, Europe, and Asia. Its striking plumage is mostly white with some brown barred and spotted pattern. It has a black bill, golden eyes and small ear tufts. Unlike most other owls, the snowy owl hunts during the day feeding on small mammals such as lemmings and hares or small birds.

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Northern Saw Whet Owl

Northern saw whet owl - Aegolius acadicus
Northern saw whet owl - Aegolius acadicus. Photo © Jared Hobbs / Getty Images.

The northern saw whet owl is a species of owl that inhabits forests throughout Southern Canada and the United States. Saw whet owls are small, shy owls that are closely related to the Boreal owl. They hunt almost exclusively at night, feeding on a variety of small mammals such as mice, shrews and voles.

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Great Horned Owl

Great horned owl - Bubo virginianus
Great horned owl - Bubo virginianus. Photo © Wayne Lynch / Getty Images.

The great horned owl is a widespread owl native to most of North America and parts of Central and South America. It inhabits an incredible variety of habitats such as tundra, desert, suburban regions and tropical rainforest. The great horned owl has distinct ear tufts and yellow eyes.

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Great Horned Owl

Great horned owl - Bubo virginianus
Great horned owl - Bubo virginianus. Photo © David Ponton / Getty Images.

The great horned owl is a widespread owl native to most of North America and parts of Central and South America. It inhabits an incredible variety of habitats such as tundra, desert, suburban regions and tropical rainforest. The great horned owl has distinct ear tufts and yellow eyes.

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Eurasian Eagle Owl

Eurasian eagle owl - Bubo bubo
Eurasian eagle owl - Bubo bubo. Photo © Nick Cable / Getty Images.

The Eurasian eagle owl is among the largest of all owl species. The Eurasian eagle owl has distinct eye tufts and vibrant orange eyes. Its plumage is mottled brown, black and buff. The Eurasian eagle owl inhabits a range that includes most of Europe and Asia.

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Eurasian Eagle Owl

Eagle Owl - Bubo
Eagle Owl - Bubo. Photo © Jean-Christophe Verhaegen / Getty Images.

Eagle owls belong to the genus Bubo, a group that includes species such as the great horned owl, the Eurasian eagle owl, the spotted eagle owl and others.

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Barn Owl

Barn owl - Tyto alba
Barn owl - Tyto alba. Photo © Ben Queenborough / Getty Images.

The barn owl is a widespread owl species that inhabits parts of North and South America, Europe, Africa and parts of Australia and Asia. Barn owls have a heart-shaped facial disc and are among the larger species of owls.

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Barn Owl

Barn owl - Tyto alba
Barn owl - Tyto alba. Photo © David Tipling / Getty Images.

The barn owl is a widespread owl species that inhabits parts of North and South America, Europe, Africa and parts of Australia and Asia. Barn owls have a heart-shaped facial disc and are among the larger species of owls.

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Barn Owl

Barn owl - Tyto alba
Barn owl - Tyto alba. Photo © Mallardg500 / Getty Images.

The barn owl is a widespread owl species that inhabits parts of North and South America, Europe, Africa and parts of Australia and Asia. Barn owls have a heart-shaped facial disc and are among the larger species of owls.

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Northern Saw Whet Owl

Northern saw whet owl - Aegolius acadicus
Northern saw whet owl - Aegolius acadicus. Photo © Mlorenz / Getty Images.

The northern saw whet owl is a species of owl that inhabits forests throughout Southern Canada and the United States. Saw whet owls are small, shy owls that are closely related to the Boreal owl. They hunt almost exclusively at night, feeding on a variety of small mammals such as mice, shrews and voles.

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Burrowing Owl

Burrowing owl - Athene cunicularia
Burrowing owl - Athene cunicularia. Photo © JC Sohns / Getty Images.

The burrowing owl is a small owl native to the grasslands, scrublands and desserts of western North America, Florida, Central America and parts of South America. It has long legs, white eyebrows and yellow eyes.

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Barred Owl

Barred owl- Strix varia
Barred owl- Strix varia. Photo © John Mann / iStockphoto.

The barred owl is a large owl that inhabits eastern North America and parts of western Canada. It is named for the dark brown streaks that cover its otherwise white-plumed belly. The barred owl is best known for its call which is described by birders as sounding like the phrase "who cooks for you, who cooks for you".

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