Hieronymus Bosch, The Garden of Earthly Delights (Detail), Paradise, Owl at center, 1480-1490.
Adriaen Pietersz van de Venne (Dutch, 1589-1662), Two owls on the Ice, Amsterdam: Rijksmuseum (Netherlands), nd.
Masters of disguise. The Eastern Screech Owl is seen here doing what they do best. You better have a sharp eye to spot these little birds of prey.
Location: Okefenokee Swamp, Georgia, USA
Photo and caption by Graham McGeorge
Owl mobbed by other birds; from a bestiary, England, 2nd quarter of the 13th century, Harley MS 4751, f. 47r
Natural History of birds on Flickr.
By Manetti, Saverio, Lorenzi, Lorenzo. Vanni, Violante.
Publication info Florentiae,In Aedibus Mouchianis,1767-1776.
Contributing Library: Missouri Botanical Garden, Peter H. Raven Library