Ural owl

[ yoor-uhl oul ]
/ ˈyʊər əl ˈaʊl /


a medium-sized owl, Strix uralensis, with a round head, pale gray facial disks, and distinctive dark brown streaking on its pale plumage: it is extensively distributed from Scandinavia in the west to Korea and Japan in the east, with a conservation status of least concern.

Origin of Ural owl

First recorded in 1845–50
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