Owl, Great Horned Owl

This gray-and-white feathered owl has fluffy wings and a bulky head that makes it look larger than most owls.

Though great horned owls seem large, most of their apparent bulk comes from their particularly fluffy feathers and rather large heads. Great horned owls have wingspans of up to 5 feet and weigh up to 4 pounds.

Great horned owls primarily hunt at night, locating prey through their excellent hearing. Their diet consists of rodents supplemented by smaller birds and rabbits.

Great Horned Owl CR 1/2

Source Bestiary 3 pg. 1 (Amazon)
XP 200
N Small animal
Init +2; Senses low-light vision; Perception +10


AC 15, touch 13, flat-footed 13 (+2 Dex, +2 natural, +1 size)
hp 5 (1d8+1)
Fort +3, Ref +4, Will +2


Speed 10 ft., fly 60 ft. (average)
Melee 2 claws +3 (1d4–1)


Str 8, Dex 15, Con 13, Int 2, Wis 15, Cha 6
Base Atk +0; CMB –2; CMD 10
Feats Weapon Finesse
Skills Fly +8, Perception +10, Stealth +10; Racial Modifiers +4 Fly, +4 Perception, +4 Stealth


Environment temperate forests
Organization solitary or pair
Treasure none

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