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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Key words: goniometry, electrogoniometry, joint angle, range of motion, avian, barred owl, Strix varia
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