Book Of Traceable Heraldic Art

Owl

See also: Owl in Pictorial Dictionary of Heraldry; Owl close guardant (1), Owl close guardant (2), Owl close guardant (3), Owl close guardant (4), Owl displayed, and Owl striking in Pennsic Traceable Art.

A night-hunting bird of prey.

Owl (1) §

Default posture: guardant close. Proper coloration: brown, unless owl is blazoned as a type with distinctive coloration (e.g. a “snowy owl proper” would be argent).

Source: Heraldic Templates. Artist: Torric inn Björn. Adapted by Þórý Veðardóttir.

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Owl (2) §

Default posture: guardant close. Proper coloration: brown, unless owl is blazoned as a type with distinctive coloration (e.g. a “snowy owl proper” would be argent).

Source: Heraldic Templates. Artist: Torric inn Björn. Adapted by Þórý Veðardóttir.

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Owl (3) §

Default posture: guardant close. Proper coloration: brown, unless owl is blazoned as a type with distinctive coloration (e.g. a “snowy owl proper” would be argent).

Source: Pennsic Traceable Art 3. Artist: Torric inn Björn. Adapted by unknown artist.

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Owl (4) §

Default posture: guardant close. Proper coloration: brown, unless owl is blazoned as a type with distinctive coloration (e.g. a “snowy owl proper” would be argent).

Source: Heraldic Templates. Artist: Torric inn Björn.

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Owl Affronty §

Default posture: guardant close. Proper coloration: brown, unless owl is blazoned as a type with distinctive coloration (e.g. a “snowy owl proper” would be argent).

Source: Pennsic Traceable Art 3. Artist unknown.

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Owl Displayed (1) §

Default posture: guardant close. Proper coloration: brown, unless owl is blazoned as a type with distinctive coloration (e.g. a “snowy owl proper” would be argent).

The use of the displayed posture for a bird other than an eagle is considered a Step From Period Practice (SFPP).

Source: Heraldic Templates. Artist: Torric inn Björn. Adapted by Þórý Veðardóttir.

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Owl Displayed (2) §

Default posture: guardant close. Proper coloration: brown, unless owl is blazoned as a type with distinctive coloration (e.g. a “snowy owl proper” would be argent).

The use of the displayed posture for a bird other than an eagle is considered a Step From Period Practice (SFPP).

Source: Pennsic Traceable Art 3. Artist unknown.

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Owl Displayed (3) §

Default posture: guardant close. Proper coloration: brown, unless owl is blazoned as a type with distinctive coloration (e.g. a “snowy owl proper” would be argent).

The use of the displayed posture for a bird other than an eagle is considered a Step From Period Practice (SFPP).

Source: Viking Answer Lady SVG Images For Heralds. Artist: Gunnvôr silfrahárr.

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Owl Striking Head to Dexter §

Attitude of head must be blazoned here because owls default to guardant in any posture.

Default posture: guardant close. Proper coloration: brown, unless owl is blazoned as a type with distinctive coloration (e.g. a “snowy owl proper” would be argent).

Source: Pennsic Traceable Art 3. Artist unknown.

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