horned owl


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horned owl

n.
Any of various owls with feathered ear tufts that resemble horns, especially the great horned owl.

horned owl

n
(Animals) any large owl of the genus Bubo, having prominent ear tufts: family Strigidae
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.horned owl - large owls having prominent ear tuftshorned owl - large owls having prominent ear tufts
bird of Minerva, bird of night, owl, hooter - nocturnal bird of prey with hawk-like beak and claws and large head with front-facing eyes
genus Bubo, Bubo - a genus of Strigidae
Bubo virginianus, great horned owl - brown North American horned owl
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tested Anseriformes Canada Goose 253 Wood Duck 120 3 additional species 35 Columbiformes Mourning Dove 11 Rock Dove (b) 20 Galliformes Chukar (b) 22 Domestic Chicken (b) 63 2 additional species 16 Passeriformes Cedar Waxwing 5 Blue Grosbeak 2 Indigo Bunting 28 Northern Cardinal 129 American Crow 157 Red-winged Blackbird 39 Brown Thrasher 19 Gray Catbird 72 Ovenbird 32 House Sparrow 185 American Robin 79 Swainson's Thrush 32 45 additional species 422 Strigiformes Great Horned Owl (b) 9 2 additional species 3 Other (5 orders) 10 species 31 Total (10 orders) 81 species 1784 Order Common name No.
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