Top 20 Cute Owl, Cute Baby Owl Pictures and Description
Owls are the most adorable birds in the world. They can be found on every continent except Antarctica, which is why they are considered one of the more migratory birds in the world and have no need to hide during the day like some other night-time creatures such as bats and rabbits do.
Owls can also be found living in trees, buildings, or even your attic! Owls as well as baby owls are just so cute with their big round faces and fluffy-looking bodies and don’t get me started on the tiny owls, they are just too cute to be real. If you’re an owl lover, then check out this list of the top 25 cutest owls +baby owls in the world below!
1. Cute Barn Owl
The barn owl, Tyto alba, is a species of owl that is native to most of Europe, Africa and Asia. It is an adaptable bird with a wide range and population that faces no particular threats. It feeds mainly on small mammals which it captures alive and then eats; but birds are also taken when necessary. Hunting takes place both during daylight hours and at night when it becomes active after dusk.
2. Cute Snowy Owl
The Snowy Owl is a large owl native to Arctic regions of North America and Eurasia. This large owl has predominantly white plumage. While these birds have yellow eyes, they appear red because of rhodopsin in their retinas. The owls are active hunters, feeding on rodents, small mammals and some birds.
3. The Spectacled Owl
The Spectacled Owl is a medium-sized owl found in rainforests of Central and South America. It has yellow eyes with black circles around them, and its facial disc resembles glasses (thus its name).
4. Great Gray Owl
The great gray owl is North America’s largest owl, as well as one of its most mysterious. This tundra-dweller feeds on rodents, rabbits and other small mammals, but will also consume waterfowl and fish when needed. Unlike many other species of owls, they are active during daylight hours. Male great gray owls are completely white-feathered while females have brown streaks along their upper bodies.
5. Flammulated owl
Not much is known about these cute owls, but one thing is for sure: they’re adorable. Flammulated owls are extremely small—about 4 to 5 inches tall—and live almost exclusively in remote mountainous areas of northern Arizona and New Mexico. They live among sagebrush and juniper trees, and survive off small rodents like mice and voles. And as I said before, they’re cute!
6. Eurasian Eagle-Owl
The Eurasian Eagle-Owl is known as one of nature’s most nocturnal birds. Fortunately, we have pictures of these beautiful owls so that we can gaze upon them even when they’re sleeping. Looking at their big eyes and round face will make your heart melt for sure! These stunning creatures are native to Europe, Asia, and even Africa.
7. Spotted Wood Owl
The Spotted Wood Owl (Strix seloputo) is a small owl native to eastern and southern Asia. A part of the family Strigidae, it has around thirty subspecies ranging from Turkey and eastern Europe to northern Australia. It is widespread throughout its range but generally uncommon, due largely to deforestation. Like other owls, it is nocturnal and feeds on small mammals, amphibians, reptiles and some birds.
8. Elf Owl
The Elf Owl is a species of very small owl native to Mexico, Central America and South America. The species was first described by English ornithologist John Gould in 1841. There are two subspecies of Elf Owl: Otus elegans elegans – range through Mexico, Honduras, Nicaragua and Costa Rica; and Otus elegans lawrencii – range through Venezuela and Suriname.
9. Boreal Owl
Boreal owls get their name from the boreal forests they inhabit. They are typically found near trees, where they can catch food more easily and use their wings to glide from tree to tree while hunting. When not hunting, boreal owls often perch on a single spot for hours on end, giving them a vulture-like appearance. This owl is very territorial and will attack other animals or birds that intrude upon its space.
10. Burrowing Owl
This species of owl (Athene cunicularia) is about 6-8 inches long. Found in North and South America, these birds are nocturnal, meaning they are most active at night. Burrowing owls look like large mice with round heads and yellow eyes. This owl species is found on farms where it eats rodents that threaten crops. These owls build burrows to raise their young, which can have from one to eight baby owlets per season!
11. Spotted Owl
This adorable little owl has a heart-shaped face, tiny eyes, and a tuft of hair on its head—all features that make it endearing. It grows to be about 4 inches tall and weighs less than one pound. As an adult, it is a light gray color with brown spots. The Spotted Owl can only be found in Australia’s Northern Territory and Queensland.
12. Little Owl
The Little Owl is a small owl native to Eurasia and parts of North Africa. It is sometimes known as the European Little Owl or The Grey Ghost. Their populations have been declining due to habitat loss but they are still widespread and fairly common throughout their range. They feed on rodents, birds, insects, lizards and frogs. You can find Little Owls all over Europe (including Britain) and in North Africa from Morocco up to Italy through to Turkey and from Bulgaria up to Romania.
13. Eastern Screech Owl
The Eastern Screech Owl is native to eastern North America, ranging from southern Canada and Alaska through Central America. The most distinctive feature of these adorable little birds is their loud, owl-like call. Unlike other owls, they are active during daylight hours and use their vision to hunt for small mammals and insects. They live in abandoned bird nests but don’t start their own nests or raise young on their own – they depend on pairs of much larger Great Horned Owls to take care of that!
14. Oriental Bay Owl
This cute little owl is native to Australia, but it has become a common sight in New Zealand. Its diet primarily consists of rodents and insects.