The Beaks and Claws of a Burrowing Owl
“Speotyto. Burrowing Owls. tarsi long, about twice as long as the middle toe without its claw, very scant-feathered in front, bare behind; toes bristly. The long slim legs are quite peculiar.
Keywordsbirds, birds of prey, ornithology, nocturnal birds, bird anatomy, bird feet, tarsi, North American birds, Burrowing Owl, external parts of birds, Speotyto, owl claws
Elliot Coues Key to North American Birds (Boston, MA: Estes and Lauriat, 1884)