Franklin Square, NY
Barred Owl In Black And White
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While at the Queens Zoo located in Queens, New York on the old Worlds Fair Grounds from the 1967-68 Worlds Fair. I came across this beautiful Barred Owl, the Barred Owl is found primarily in the northern parts of the United States, Canada and Scotland. It has tremendous thick feathers to keep it warm. I took a colored and black and white photo of the Barred Owl while he was resting and being still. Both can be seen in my animal portfolio. The black and white version just seem to show off such great details, that I do prefer the black and white one to the colored one. But that is my opinion. The Barred Owl (Strix varia) is a large typical owl native to North America. It goes by many other names, including Eight Hooter, Rain Owl, Wood Owl, and Striped Owl, but is probably best known as the Hoot Owl based on its call. The adult is 40�63 cm (16�25 in) long with a 96�125 cm (38�49 in) wingspan. Weight in this species is 500 to 1050 grams (1.1-2.3 lbs). It has a pale face with dark rings around the eyes, a yellow beak and brown eyes. It is the only typical owl of the eastern United States which has brown eyes; all others have yellow eyes. The head is round and lacks ear tufts, a distinction from the Short-eared Owl. The upper parts are mottled gray-brown. The underparts are light with markings; the chest is barred horizontally while the belly is streaked vertically. The legs and feet are covered in feathers up to the talons.
February 4th, 2012
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