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Barred Owl

Strix varia


Beautiful barred owl


Forest, swamp, treed canopies


Photo taken at the Myron and Helen Gibbons Nature Preserve in Riverview, Florida

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AprilMcDonaldGreen 5 years ago

If I'm going to do it, I want to make sure I do it the right way :-) Thanks for helping

LisaPowers 5 years ago

Excellent! There is so much to learn. Thank you for making the correction. :-)

AprilMcDonaldGreen 5 years ago

Thank you (if you hadn't corrected that, I'm sure my husband would have!). I continue to learn something new every day. This was my only spotting listed this way. The others were listed correctly.

LisaPowers 5 years ago

When writing scientific names, only the genus is capitalized and NEVER is the specific epithet capitalized. So the correct way to write the scientific name for the barred owl is Strix varia and not Strix Varia. Please correct all of you spottings to reflect the correct notation.

Florida, USA

Spotted on Jul 18, 2015
Submitted on Aug 8, 2015

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