|Common Name:||Owl, Northwestern Great Horned|
|Scientific Name:||Bubo virginianus lagophonus|
|Area:||Malheur National Wildlife Refuge, Oregon|
|Date:||June 7, 2004|
These photos of an adult and downey chick were taken at the Refuge Headquarters. The Northwestern subspecies is predominatly grey, where the Californian subspecies is a rich brown.
|Reference:||Western Birds by Peterson / Birds of the Pacific Northwest by Gabrielson & Jewett||