How do you receive this golden owl? I have heard of it, yet never known what it is.
When you finish a tree you're presented with a GO with your language's flag.
When you complete a tree you receive a golden owl at the bottom with a scarf draped around its neck with the flag of the language your learning on it. I have a golden owl in my profile picture.
It makes me cry too, but I cannot bring myself to change it.
EDIT: I changed it.