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Long-eared Owl - Asio otus

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Common name: Long-eared Owl

Scientific name: Asio otus

Accession number: 141

Materials: Watercolour on paper

When painted: 1831-1841

" No person who has seen two or three species [of owl] can fail to recognise at a glance any other as belonging to the family. The facial disks, large eyes, thick soft plumage, and general aspect, distinguish these birds from all others."

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