The Eurasian Pygmy Owl is the smallest living owl species in Europe. Its colouring is fairly typical for a temperate zone owl, a brown or sometimes ruddy greyish plumage with white speckles and white/brown breast feathers. These little owls prefer slightly colder climate like the Taiga of Europe and Asia.
This lovely little barn owl is superbly accented with watercolor style fill. Barn owls are the most widespread species of owl in the world and are easily recognizable by their heart-shaped snowy white face.
A new species of owl discovered in Lombok, Indonesia, has been formally described by scientists. The Rinjani Scops owl (Otus jolandae) was discovered by two separate researchers just days apart in September 2003.
Owls have some of the most unforgettable faces in the avian kingdom. With their huge eyes and abundant feathers, owls demand our attention. These 18 species in particular have faces with expressions just begging for a caption.