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Northern Hawk Owl Identification Tips
(Credit: U. S. Geological Survey)
 
General Information
- 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

Similar species
The Northern Hawk Owl can be told from other owls by its long tail and from hawks by its large head with facial disks.
 
 
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