Did you know that, in French, there are 2 precise terms for “owl”? “Chouette” refers to owls without those little ear crests whereas “hibou” refers to owls with little ear crests. [It's surprising that I was unfamiliar with this distinction until recently.] For example, the majority of the birds in this illustration are “chouettes” save for the 4 at the bottom and maybe one near the upper right hand corner. Those ones are “hiboux.” All of them are “owls.”
Speaking of owls: instead of drawing one today (which is what I typically do when I freak out), I called Pam-Mom on skype and cut my hair while she cheered me on (“CUT THERE” “YOU’RE BEING TOO CONSERVATIVE” “DON’T STOP” etc. etc.). This is why, one day, I will get “Pam-Mom” tattooed in fancy cursive letters.