BIRDS OF GREAT BRITAIN BY
WILLIAM LEWIN (1747 - 1795)
VOLUME 1 -
GREAT CRESTED OWL
GREAT CRESTED OWL (LONG-EARED OWL) Was Strix bubo. Now: Asio otus.
IMAGE REF: LWN023 If this image hasn't made you smile, you need to see a doctor!
Our guess is that Lewin had never actually seen a live specimen
and was relying on the name for his inspiration.