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Barred Owl

Strix varia

Description:

Beautiful barred owl

Habitat:

Forest, swamp, treed canopies

Notes:

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

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4 Comments

AprilMcDonaldGreen
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
LisaPowers 5 years ago

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

AprilMcDonaldGreen
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
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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