Collier's New Encyclopedia (1921)/Virginian Eared Owl

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Collier's New Encyclopedia
Virginian Eared Owl
Edition of 1921; disclaimer.

VIRGINIAN EARED OWL, the Bubo virginianus, a large species common over the Northern States of the American Union. Length about two feet; reddish-brown on upper surface, mottled with black, and covered with regular bands of the same hue, lighter beneath; throat white; beak and claws black.