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Ural Owl

By danob  
The Ural Owl (Strix uralensis) is a medium-large nocturnal owl of the genus Strix, with up to 15 subspecies found in Europe and northern Asia.
The Ural Owl is smaller than the Great Grey Owl, and much larger than the Tawny Owl, which it superficially resembles. Distinguishing features apart from the size are the pale, buffish grey-brown plumage, with copious dark brown streaking on the back, back of the head and underparts. It has a round head with plain buffish-grey facial discs, orange-yellow bill and small black eyes. The tail is long and wedge-shaped, with dark barring on the uppertail, and the wings are rounded. Flight is direct and purposeful, recalling that of the Common Buzzard. Sexes are similar, with no seasonal variation. Size: 5059 cm; Wingspan: Male 115 cm, female 125 cm; Weight: Male 540-730 g, female 720-1200 g.

Tags: Wildlife and nature Birds of prey daniel obyrne

Voters: LukeParkinson, IMAGESTAR, kenmanyak and 16 more

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LukeParkinson 12 30 3 United Kingdom
12 Dec 2010 3:48PM
A super in flight capture, Well done
Brian_Scott 12 42 27 United Kingdom
12 Dec 2010 3:52PM
I know the ICBP well
12 Dec 2010 4:03PM
very nice.. timing timing timing!
GDO 11 23 Czech Republic
12 Dec 2010 4:13PM
12 Dec 2010 4:21PM
Great Capture. It reminds me of one I took in the summer.
soulofharmony 12 22 1 Norfolk Island
12 Dec 2010 4:24PM
lovely shot Dan, nice to see you uploading

Nikki !
jase147 12 1 United Kingdom
12 Dec 2010 4:34PM
super timing , fabulous inflight shot ........

VidB 13 11 United Kingdom
12 Dec 2010 6:18PM
Great inflight capture
12 Dec 2010 6:26PM
Cracking capture.

jeb2012 12 United Kingdom
12 Dec 2010 7:41PM
An excellent capture

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