barred owl


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barred owl

n.
A large North American owl (Strix varia) having barred, brownish plumage across the breast, a streaked belly, and a strident, hooting cry.

barred′ owl′


n.
a large owl, Strix varia, of E North America, having its breast barred and abdomen streaked with brown.
[1805–15, Amer.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.barred owl - large owl of eastern North America having its breast and abdomen streaked with brownbarred owl - large owl of eastern North America having its breast and abdomen streaked with brown
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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The barred owl may be displacing the spotted owl in the Northwest.
Caption: Left: The Forest of Dreams pop-up was right by the "Good Morning America" set in Times Square; right: Animals, like this barred owl, brought in by Your Connection To Nature and Tenafly Nature Center were some of the favorite forest attractions
Their range overlaps with the great horned owl, which can become a predator of the barred owl by eating its eggs, young, and even the adults.
No Barred Owl activity centers were located in the WSAs, but 2 Barred Owl activity centers were found immediately adjacent to the SMSA.
Otis the Owl" is a beautiful color photo-illustrated story of the fledging of a young barred owl in a nest in a hole in a tree in the forest.
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This spectacular barred owl seems to be just as in awe of his reflection as we are.
Biologists haven't been able to ascertain if the barred owl invasion is caused by human alteration of the environment, including intensive logging, or by a natural range expansion of the barred owl.
The barred owl, which desires similar food and habitat as the spotted owl, is more aggressive than the spotted owl and is pushing the spotted owl out of its territory, or killing it.
Zorge, along with her daughter, 5-year-old niece, twin sister, stepmother, close friend and mother, all headed out to Summer Star Wildlife Sanctuary together to release a rehabilitated barred owl.
Barred Owl (Strix varia), Eastern Screech-owl (Megascops asio), and a mix of nocturnal noises [American Toads (Bufo americanus), Common Nighthawk (Chtrrdeiles minor), and a train horn].
Among the larger owl species in the Midwest the Barred Owl (Strix varia) is perhaps the best known because of its easily identifiable vocalizations.