spotted owl(redirected from Sparred owl)
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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.
a medium-sized owl, Strixoccidentalis, of the western U.S., having a barred breast and a white-spotted brown back.
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|Noun||1.||spotted 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