Audubon Bird of the Week

Barred Owl

Best known as the “hoot owl,” the barred owl has a 44-inch wingspan.  Interestingly, it is the only owl native to the eastern part of the United States that has brown eyes; other owls have yellow eyes.

The barred owl is plate 46 of the double elephant folio set.  Engraved with etching, aquatint, and hand-coloring by Robert Havell.

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