Merlin Bird Graphic

Merlin Bird ID

Try our free app foriOS | AndroidWeb version coming soon!
Recently Viewed Species

    Boreal Owl Identification

    Adult Description

    • Small owl.
    • No ear tufts.
    • White face outlined in black.
    • Fine spots on top of head.
    • Underparts dirty white, streaked with brown.
    • Bill yellow.

    Immature Description

    Upperparts completely dark brown, underparts paler brown. White X on face, made up of eyebrows and white marks below bill.
    Relative Size

    Relative Sizerobin sizedrobin-sized
    • Both Sexes
      • Length: 8.3-11.0 in (21-28 cm)
      • Weight: 3.3-7.6 oz (93-215 g)
      • Wingspan: 21.6-24.4 in (55-62 cm)