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Ural owl

Strix uralensis


This is Gilfie, an ural owl that lives in captivity and forms part of a raptor flying exhibit, here in Belgium ( These are medium-large nocturnal owls. Pale, grey-brown plumage, with 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.


Different subespecies in Europe and Asia.

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ChristosMaroulis 6 years ago


The MnMs
The MnMs 6 years ago

Thanks Maria! for me is one of the most beautiful owls I have ever seen :-)

Maria dB
Maria dB 6 years ago

Beautiful series

The MnMs
The MnMs 6 years ago

You are welcome! I will post more raptors soon :-)

namitha 6 years ago

Thank you so much Marta, for the info. And, hoping to see more lovely owl photos soon.

The MnMs
The MnMs 6 years ago

Thanks Namita! They call them from different places while offering bits of food and this way they can show the birds in flight. I think they may also have educational exhibits and a breeding program. I will post a few other birds in the same exhibition later.

namitha 6 years ago

Lovely owl spottings Marta, all three of them are really lovely. What do they do with them in these exhibits?. Sorry, I have never heard of it before.

The MnMs
The MnMs 6 years ago

Thanks for liking this beauty! Yes, I agree, Sintija, the shape is much alike :-D

Sintija Valucka
Sintija Valucka 6 years ago

Great pictures!!!
The last one looks like a Russian matryoshka doll :)

Sew 6 years ago

awwwww.....sooo adorable!!!!!!!!

The MnMs
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The MnMs

Deinze, Vlaanderen, Belgium

Lat: 51.00, Long: 3.58

Spotted on Aug 18, 2013
Submitted on Sep 20, 2013

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