spotted owl

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spotted owl

n.
A large owl (Strix occidentalis) of old-growth forests from southwest British Columbia to central Mexico, having dark brown plumage with a heavily spotted back and chest and a barred belly.

spot′ted owl′


n.
a medium-sized owl, Strixoccidentalis, of the western U.S., having a barred breast and a white-spotted brown back.
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Noun1.spotted owl - a large owl of North America found in forests from British Columbia to central Mexicospotted owl - a large owl of North America found in forests from British Columbia to central Mexico; has dark brown plumage and a heavily spotted chest
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 Strix, Strix - owls lacking ear tufts
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And it is not only the northern and the Mexican spotted owls.
Here dense forests of aspen, fir, and spruce trees shelter deer, mountain lions, and endangered Mexican spotted owls from winter's heavy snows.
Dep't of the Interior, Recovery Plan for the Mexican Spotted Owl (Draft 1995) (on file with authors); J.
Subsequently, possible repercussions to the newly endangered Mexican spotted owl, as well as new U.
However, it is the Mexican spotted owl (Strix occidentalis lucida) that most often attracts birders to Fort Huachuca.
Then access to the wood in the forest became even more limited due to the implementation of Mexican spotted owl critical habitat restrictions," he says.
For example, after listing the Mexican spotted owl, the Center shut down logging in the Southwest for 24 months; it's now at 84 percent of historic levels.
Specifically, members of a group called Coalition of Resources and Economies said logging was prevented when the federal government set aside habitat in Utah for the endangered Mexican spotted owl.
California least tern (Sterna antillarum brownmi), coastal California gnatcatcher (Polioptila californica californica), golden-checked warbler (Dendroica chrysoparia), Hawaiian stilt (Himantopus mexicanus knudseni), least Bell's vireo (Vireo bellii pusillus), Mexican spotted owl (Strix occidentalis lucida), red-cockaded woodpecker (Picoides borealis), southwest willow flycatcher (Empidonax traitlii extiraus), western snowy plover alexandrinus nivosus), desert tortoise (Gopherus agassizii), gopher tortoise (Gopherus polyphemus), green sea turtle (Chelonia mydas), loggerhead sea turtle (Caretta caretta), gray bat (Myotis grisecens), Indiana bat (Myotis sodalis), and Sonoran pronghorn (Antilocapra americana sonoriensis).
The Mexican spotted owl has lost so much of its homeland to loggers and fires that the U.
Residents near the release site in Kane County have blamed the decline of the timber industry in southern Utah and northern Arizona on federal rules protecting the Mexican spotted owl and the northern goshawk.