STATUS: Retired, Green Band Only, Rare Bird
LATIN NAME: Tyto Alba
SHAPE: Dinner Plate, Serving, Some Accessories
NOTE: The Portmeirion Barn Owl was retired many years ago. As I understand it, the Owl represents bad luck in some South American countries and is the reason for its early retirement. You will find it with a green band only on Dinner plates and other items like canisters and some baking pieces.
The Portmeirion bird from the Natural History Of British Birds by Edward Donovan is shown on the left and a drawing from The Complete Morris's British Birds 1891 is on the right.