Strix occidentalis


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Noun1.Strix occidentalis - a large owl of North America found in forests from British Columbia to central MexicoStrix occidentalis - 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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Many of these silent stalkers are listed as endangered species (in danger of dying out)--from the barn owl found on every continent except Antarctica, to the northern spotted owl, Strix occidentalis caurina (stricks awks-ih-den-TAL-is cohr-EE-na), of the Pacific Northwest.
australis) Bird Crane, whooping Grus americana Curlew, Eskimo Numenius borealis Falcon, American peregrine Falco peregrinus anatum Murrelet, marbled Brachyramphus marmoratus marmoratus Owl, northern spotted Strix occidentalis caurina Plover, piping Charadrius melodus Tern, roseate Sterna dougallii dougallii Warbler, Kirtland's Dendroica kirtlandii Reptile Turtle, leatherback sea Dermochelys coriacea Clam/Mussel Riffleshell, northern Epioblasma torulosa rangiana Wedgemussel, dwarf Alasmidonta heterodon Fish Cisco, blackfin Coregonus nigripinnis Sturgeon, short, nose Acipenser brevirostrum Sturgeon, white (Kootenai River Acipenser transmontanus pop.