This is Tyto, a little owl-girl belonging to C-C-Corone (on deviant art). I really loved the character from the second I saw the image, so I had to draw her :).
The name Tyto comes from Tytonidae, the Barn-owl family which influenced the design of this character.
Here is a link to the Barn Owl Trust, an organization dedicated to the study and protection of the barn owl in UK and worldwide.
And here, detailled information, recordings and photos of Tyto Alba on Oiseaux.net (french only)