On 20 May 2017, I was out in the early morning and chanced upon a rather freshly deceased Barred Owl that had been struck by a car here in Stillwater, OK. The bird was in excellent shape so I collected it with the intent of preparing a fresh museum study skin for the Collection Collection of Vertebrates at Oklahoma State University. When I got it home, however, I noticed that its tail was completely missing and it would not make such a great specimen. Here are some views of it that at least illustrate some Barred Owl anatomy photographically.
Of course, owl feathers are most fun under UV light: Owls, bustards, and turacos have a class of feather pigments (porphyrins) that glow under UV light. Here they are in action, with the brightest glow in the youngest feathers.