ear tuft


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ear tuft

n.
See ear1.
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Significant differences were additionally found for tail length and ear tuft lengths in males, and ear lengths (measured from anthelix to apex) in females only.
The ear tuft length, paw dimensions and tail length and coloration all should be recorded and photographs of the underside of the tail, feet and pelage may aid future research.
With a greyish head, large powerful beak, large orange or yellow eyes, it also has two ear tufts extending from over the eyes.
The large ear tufts distinguish it from all other owl species.
The Slavonian grebe is one of the most charismatic UK grebe species in summer plumage, with yellow ear tufts, but is black and white in winter, and has a distinctive trilling call.
Similar in size to great horned owls, snowy owls have piercing yellow eyes, and no ear tufts. Adult females are larger and more heavily barred than adult males.
They can be distinguished by their characteristic false feather ear tufts. These birds are a protected species.
Eurasian eagleowls are one of the largest species of owl and have distinctive ear tufts.
Some species of owls have ear tufts or "horns" as they are sometimes called.
It is uniformly beige to tan, paler beneath, with a short tail and very long ear tufts, with ears distinctly black behind.