This is the rigged and animated owl we used in our animation for the title sequence of a Dutch TV show "Klass Vaak" in 2009.
The blend file is an animated loop you can see in (old) article on Blendernation http://tinyurl.com/a3a7gfe
Since then it's just been sitting on our HDD so I decided to release it into the wild. (pun intended!)
Modelled by Tristan Lock
Feathers, Rigging and Animated by Jeremy Davidson
Lit, furred, shaded, textured and composited by Matt Ebb.