Ural owl - Habichtskauz (by lovely package of beauty and feathers:)
Black and White Barred Owl. We has one of these sleep on our porch for a week
The Ural Owl is a medium-large nocturnal owl of the genus Strix, with up to 15 subspecies found in Europe and northern Asia. The Ural Owl is smaller than the Great Grey Owl, and much larger than the Tawny Owl, which it superficially resembles.
Ural owl - (Habichtskauz) Medium to largish gray owl with no ear tufts & dark eyes. / Range: Northern Europe - Scandinavia & Baltic region across Russia & Siberia to Korea & Japan.
The Ural Owl is smaller than the great grey owl, and much larger than the tawny owl, which it superficially resembles. The Ural Owl has an extended distribution area in Europe and Asia.