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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
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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Key words: California Spotted Owl, detection probability, occupancy, Sierra Nevada, Strix occidentalis occidentalis,
Spotted owl nests range from southwestern British Columbia southward through the Coast and Cascade ranges of Washington and Oregon, and into northwestern California.
The Forest Service has a new California spotted owl conservation strategy and is revising its forest management plans for Sierra Nevada national forests (2).
during the spotted owl crisis where they reformed management from timber production to restoration principles.
To the Editor: On August 5, 1994, a northern spotted owl, Strix occidentalis caurina, was found dead in Kittitas County, Washington, USA (1).
Washington, June 28 (ANI): A new study has determined that with a drop in its numbers, the northern spotted owl has also lost genetic diversity.
I considered the 1922, 1927, 1929, 1953 and 1966 Spotted Owl records in Montana to be Barred Owls following, in part, the reasoning in Holt et al.
Indeed, in the late 1980s and early 1990s the political and legal struggle over the fate of the spotted owl set the stage for the emergence of ecosystem management as the guiding philosophy of public land management.
The Bush administration last week announced that it would cut the amount of land designated as critical habitat for the endangered Northern Spotted Owl by some 23%.
A federal judge in February upheld protections for the endangered Mexican spotted owl in Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico and Utah, denying a legal challenge from Arizona cattle ranchers.
The wilds, carpeted in chaparral, sage, scrub and woodlands, are populated by endangered, rare and threatened plants and animals, such as the arroyo toad, California red-legged frog, spotted owl and Southwestern willow flycatcher.