The wingspan on these owls is surprisingly large given their relatively small stature. While only getting up to about 16 inches tall, those wings can spread as wide as four feet! That was something that definitely caught me off guard when I was photographing this handsome fellow at a photoshoot recently.
These medium-sized owls can be found across most of the globe, including the contiguous United States. They typically remain out of sight roosting in tree cavities, dense stands of trees and of course barns and other buildings.