A Fishy Great Horned Owl

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The males have a deep song consisting of rhythmic hooting (hohoo hoo hoododo hoooo hoo). Courting females answer with a nasal barking (guwaay). The young have a high wheezy bark. This owl consists of a plethora of fish resembling a Pacific North Western surf perch and different varieties of trout.

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The Great Horned Owl: Bubo virginianus

Sitting by the mouth of a creek I was thinking of all the animals that feed on fish and then I heard an owl hooting in the distance. The experience resulted in this depiction of a Pacific Great Horned Owl. The Great Horned Owl, Bubo virginianus, is uncommon yet widespread throughout North America. The males have a deep song consisting of rhythmic hooting (hohoo hoo hoododo hoooo hoo). Courting females answer with a nasal barking (guwaay). The young have a high wheezy bark. This owl consists of a plethora of fish resembling a Pacific North Western surf perch and different varieties of trout. I say resembling because I have, after all, taken great artistic licence with the whole portrait.

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Original Watercolour Painting, Giclee Print – double matted, Giclee Print – unmatted, Art Card