Tawny Owl (Strix aluco)

Tawny Owl (Strix aluco) in Canton of Genève, Switzerland. May 2016. Not baited. Not called in.

Tawny Owl (Strix aluco) in Canton of Genève, Switzerland. May 2016. Not baited. Not called in.

The most common owl in Switzerland is a stunning bird. Its plumage is mainly brown above and paler underneath. I really like the whitish feathers between its haunting black eyes. Owls have their eyes placed at the front of the head, just like humans.

JAG