Northern Hawk Owl
- Length: 14 inches Wingspan: 33 inches
- Diurnal, predatory bird
- Large, rounded head
- Yellow eyes
- Pale facial disks with dark border
- Dark brown upperparts with white spots
- Dark barring on underparts
- Long, barred tail
- Sexes similar
The Northern Hawk Owl can be told from other owls by its long tail and from
hawks by its large head with facial disks.
Length and wingspan from: Robbins, C.S., Bruun, B., Zim, H.S., (1966). Birds of North America. New York: Western Publishing Company, Inc.