15 Cutest Owls In The World

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Cutest Owls In The World

15 Cutest Owls In The World

Owls are almost too cute to be true, with their huge spherical faces and fluffy-looking bodies, and don’t even get me started on the little owls.

If you believe owls are cute, you should check out this ultimate list of the world’s cutest owls. There are around 250 species of owls in the world, but these 15 must win the competition for cutest owls.

1. Burrowing Owl


What is there not to adore about this teeny, charming, long-legged owl that rushes around and hides beneath the ground. These owls’ lengthy legs, along with their flat heads, make them appear hilarious. They are smaller than crows and may be found in the western United States, Mexico, Florida, and the Caribbean.

2. Snowy Owl


Harry Potter sent this white owl to the top of the list of prettiest owls. The beautiful colors and fluffy feet are adorable. They appear cuddly owing to their thick plumes that keep them warm, but bear in mind that these vicious predators may consume 1600 lemmings in a year. They reside in Canada, Alaska, and occasionally in northern US states.

3. Elf Owl

Elf Owls

Elf Owls are indeed the world’s tiniest owls, but who doesn’t think little means cute? They are the stature of a sparrow and dwell near the Mexican border. They are roughly 1.4 ounces (50g) in weight, that is less than two slices of bread. They are barely 5 inches (14cm) length and fit comfortably in the center of the hand.

4. Boreal Owl


These adorable owls with exquisite black and white coloring may be seen in the woodlands of North America and Europe at night. They glide silently through the forest, and the male will woo the female for up to three months before nesting by feeding her.

That’s adorable. They are roughly the same size of a robin, and males can grow to reach half the size of females. Their huge white face discs, bordered by a black border at the top, resemble large bushy brows, adding to the adorable aspect.

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5. Southern White-faced Owl

Southern White-faced Owl

The mustached appearance created by the plumes dangling over the beak contributes to this owl’s attractive appearance. Southern white-faced owls feature adorable ear tufts as well as white cheek discs that frame the feathered beak region. They are found in Africa and are about 10 inches in length (12cm).

6. Flammulated Owl

Flammulated Owl

Flammulated Owls are little, adorable owls about the size of a sparrow with enormous black eyes placed in their tiny spherical heads. They breed in western US states and overwinter in Mexico and Central America, however they are difficult to see since they are little and spend the majority of their time at the tops of trees.

7. Spotted Owlet

Spotted Owlet

These adorable little owls are found in Asia and are just approximately inches in length (20 cm). Their rounded fluffy shape gives them an owl-like appearance.

8. Crested Owl

Crested Owl

Look at those incredible ear tufts which provide this owl its adorable appearance. Talk about a braggart. The delicate buff tone and dazzling white tufts of crested owls wonderfully highlight these birds’ charming little heads. This little owl may be found throughout Central and South America and it has to be one of the prettiest owls in the planet.

9. Western Barn Owl

Western Barn Owl

Barn Owls have an elegant and adorable appearance, with a whitish heart-shaped facial disc and black piercing eyes. Except for the cold and arid zones, these adorable owls may be found almost wherever.

10. Jungle Owlet

Jungle Owlets

Jungle Owlets have a charming rounded look and little rounded heads. They lack ear tufts, making their heads appear little and charming. They are roughly 8 inches (20 cm) length and prey on insects in India.

11. Pygmy Owl

pygmy owl

Little owls have to be among the cutest, and the Pygmy Owl may be the cutest of the tiny owls. Because they are little, spherical, and fluffy, they win the adorable factor for me. They are just around 6.5 inches (17 cm) in length and weigh approximately 2 ounces (60 g), which is roughly the same as a tennis ball. The Northern Pygmy Owl is one of 29 Pygmy Owl species found globally, with the Northern Pygmy Owl residing in western North America.

12. Spectacled Owl 

Spectacled Owl

The Spectacled Owl is unlike any other owl in its appearance. This owl’s black spherical heads, emphasised by white feathers, make it very appealing to the eye. The white bellies stand out against the black heads. They are found throughout Central and South America and may grow to be up to 20 inches in length (50 cm).

13. Ural Owl

Ural Owl

The Ural Owl’s large pale facial discs and black eyes add to its attractiveness. This owl’s flawless speckled brown and white colouring, as well as its rounded head, add to its cuteness. Ural owls reside in forests in northern Europe and northern Asia.

14. Eastern Screech Owl 

Eastern screech owl

A stocky owl is roughly the proportion of a robin. The Eastern screech owl is the colour of tree bark and resides in the eastern states of the United States.

15. Little Owl

Little Owl

For starters, Little Owl’s name is appealing, as well as its flat head provides it a cute look. They measure 8 inches (20 cm) long, and they’re not the tiniest owls, but they are still adorable. They may be found across Europe, Asia, and North Africa.

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