|Tawny Owl (Strix aluco)||Long-eared Owl (Asio otus)|
|? Tengmalm's Owl (Aegolius funereus)||? Little Owl (Athene noctua)|
I hope I've identified the two large owls in this sheet correctly, but the other two present a problem.
The artwork is rather stylised, but I think the third perched owl is intended to be Tengmalm's because of its large rounded head. The species is a scarce breeding resident in Turkey - Important Bird Areas of Turkey.
The flying bird has a prominent white eye-brow which I consider indicates the artist indended to portray the Little Owl, a common bird in Turkey.
Does anyone have any further comments about these owls?
Here's my summary of responses.
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