Title: Flammulated Owl
Plate: No. XXXI
Size: 18" x13.5"
Process: Four Color Lithograph on Archival Paper
Each limited-edition print is hand signed and numbered by the artist.
Slightly larger than a sparrow; similar to but smaller than a Western Screech-Owl, with small indistinct ear tufts, rufous edges on the facial disks, and dark eyes, rather than yellow. Grayish above, light below, with white and rust-colored markings. Sexes look similar, but female larger than male. As with other owls, during the breeding season the male Flammulated supplies food and protection, while the female is the chief nest-tender. Mice and similar prey are usually decapitated, the male feeding on the head, the female and young getting the softer body. Later the female leaves the nestlings and shares hunting duties with her mate.
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Flammulated Owl by Richard Sloan
*Artist's proof or AP is a copy of the painting outside of the numbered edition, historically made as a test and reserved for the artist’s own collection or to be shown in gallery, museum shows or given as gifts. Artist proofs were highly sought after by collectors as the images were supposedly better, but with the advent of modern digital printing artist proofs and numbered edition prints are the exact same quality. However, an artist proof remains rarer.