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Great horned owl

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Great horned owl
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Urist likes great horned owls for their piercing yellow eyes.


Great horned owl - Great horned owl man - Giant great horned owl


· Flying

Tamed Attributes
Pet value 25

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Not hunting/war trainable 

Birth: 50 cm3
Mid: 1,000 cm3
Max: 2,000 cm3
Food products
Eggs 1-5
Adult at: 1
Max age: 15-20
Butchering returns

Food items

Meat 2
Fat 2

Raw materials

Skull 1
Skin Raw hide

Wikipedia article

This article is about the current version of DF.
Note that some content may still need to be updated.

A small, nocturnal bird of prey with large eyes and protruding feathers.

Great horned owls are a species of bird who may be encountered in almost all biomes in the game. They appear one at a time and, while carnivorous, are only as large as ducks and pose no threat to dwarves. All great horned owls are born with Legendary skill in climbing.

Great horned owls may be captured in cage traps and trained into cheap exotic pets. They give minimal returns when butchered, making them a poor target for hunters, and their females lay a meager amount of eggs if placed in a nest box, overall making them fairly useless creatures in most applications.

Some dwarves like great horned owls for their ear tufts and their piercing yellow eyes.

Admired for their ear tufts.
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Even the wisest owl does not know how many licks it takes to get to the center of a dwarven sugar and cacao bean biscuit.

Unlike what many supernatural creatures would like you to believe, the owls are exactly what they seem.