Bird Details
Barred Owl
Color: Brown
Size: 21"
Season: Year-round
Description: A large brown-and-white owl with a streaked belly. Lacks ear tufts and has brown eyes.
Voice: Hoots in a rhythm like Who cooks for you? Who cooks for you ALL?! Also gives a single hoooaaaw. When two owls meet they make a variety of monkey-like hooting, barking, and cackling sounds.
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Habitat: Dense woods and bottomland hardwood forests.
Interesting Fact: Owls eat their prey whole. They do not digest the bones and fur of their prey, but their body compacts the remains into pellets, which the bird regurgitates. Keep your eye open for the pellets. If you find a pile, look up and you may find a roosting owl.
Scientific name: Strix varia
Order: Strigiformes
Family: Strigidae

Nick Anich

Allan Mueller

Allan Mueller

Adult on nest in snag (note tail feathers)
Gail Miller
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