Great Horned Owl Infographic

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This infographic features the digitally "painted" version of the original artwork. It is also includes natural history information and a range map. It is also available as the original black-and-white pen-and-ink, and as a digitally "painted" version without the infographic information.

 
 
 

  • Class: Aves

  • Order: Strigiformes

  • Family: Strigidae

  • Genus: Bubo

  • Species: B. virginianus

ARTIST'S NOTES

This illustration of a Great Horned Owl was completed on June 27, 2017. The drawing is based on a photo I took of a Great Horned Owl perched in a tamarisk tree near a nest site during a raptor nesting survey in Riverside County, California.

INFORMATION ABOUT GREAT HORNED OWL

The Great Horned Owl is a widespread owl species found from Alaska to southern South America. Over most of its range, it is the nocturnal counterpart (from an environmental niche perspective) of the familiar Red-tailed Hawk. In fact, Great Horned Owls are also known to steal active Red-tailed Hawk nest sites. Their eyes are among the largest, proportionately, of all terrestrial vertebrates. The ear tufts are not actual ears, as the ears are located on the side of the head within the facial discs.

ORIGINAL IMAGE SIZE

9 inches X 12 inches

MATERIALS

  • Pen and ink on paper (Staedtler pigment liner on Strathmore medium drawing paper)
  • Colored in Corel Painter Essentials 5.