Book Of Traceable Heraldic Art

Owl

See also: Owl in Pictorial Dictionary of Heraldry.

A night-hunting bird of prey.

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).

Owl (1) §

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

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Owl (2) §

Artist’s note: the leg should not overlap the tail feathers.

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

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Owl (3) §

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

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Owl (4) §

Artist’s note: the leg should not overlap the tail feathers.

Source: Heraldic Templates. Artist: Torric inn Björn.

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Owl (5) §

Source: Pennsic Traceable Art. Artist unknown.

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Owl (6) §

Source: Pennsic Traceable Art. Artist unknown.

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Owl Affronty §

Source: Pennsic Traceable Art. Artist unknown.

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Owl Displayed (1) §

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) §

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. Artist unknown.

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Owl Rising Wings Displayed §

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 §

The attitude of the head must be blazoned here because owls default to guardant in any posture.

Source: Pennsic Traceable Art. Artist unknown.

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