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Barred Owl

Strix varia

Description:

Sitting on an Oak the mother owl and her owlet Send a string of hoo's to each other to communicate. Being nocturnal, the barred owl swoops from a perch to pounce on it's prey; it eats mostly mice, voles and squirrels, also sometimes eats amphibians.

Habitat:

Mature coniferous and mixed wood forests. Especially dense stands near swamps, streams and lakes.

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5 Comments

James McNair
James McNair 5 years ago

Beauty

Ingrid3
Ingrid3 6 years ago

What a precious thing, keeping in touch vocally! Great spotting these guys!

M.A. Orendan
M.A. Orendan 6 years ago

Thank you!

Bhagya Herath
Bhagya Herath 6 years ago

little one is soooo lovely....

jackw1
jackw1 6 years ago

Nice picture! I like how you also got one of its baby. I have actually not seen an owl before.

M.A. Orendan
Spotted by
M.A. Orendan

Nova Scotia, Canada

Spotted on Feb 9, 2015
Submitted on Feb 9, 2015

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