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Barred Owl (Strix varia)
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Barred Owl (Strix varia)

General Description: Barred Owl (Strix varia) are large, brown owls without ear tufts. The belly has distinct vertical bars, and the throat has horizontal bars.

Taxonomy: Strigiformes, Strigidae.

Favored Habitat: These owls generally are found in forested country where they nest in tree cavities and sometimes old buildings, although they occasionally show up in other habitats such are urban areas.

Barred Owl (Strix varia)

Where to Find: Not around Las Vegas. Look for Barred Owls in the eastern US and Pacific Northwest.

Comments: Owls are hard to find, but listen for them at night or call them in. The call is a rendition of "who cooks for you, who cooks for you, who cooks for you all" with emphasis on the "you all."

Barred Owl (Strix varia) If you were a tasty vole or a little mouse, this might be the last face you ever see!
Barred Owl (Strix varia) Barred Owl (Strix varia)
Barred Owl (Strix varia)
Barred Owl fledgeling; Everglades, Florida
Barred Owl (Strix varia)
Barred Owl fledgeling; Everglades, Florida
Barred Owl (Strix varia) Barred Owl (Strix varia)
Barred Owl (Strix varia) Barred Owl (Strix varia)
Barred Owl (Strix varia)
Barred Owl, look out below!
Barred Owl (Strix varia)
Typical habitat: 2nd growth forest in western Washington
Barred Owl (Strix varia)
Barred Owl in rehab facility, Homosassa Springs, Florida
Barred Owl (Strix varia)
Barred Owl in rehab facility, Homosassa Springs, Florida
Barred Owl (Strix varia)
Barred Owl in rehab facility, Homosassa Springs, Florida
Barred Owl (Strix varia)
Barred Owl in rehab facility, Homosassa Springs, Florida
Barred Owl (Strix varia)
Barred Owl in rehab facility, Homosassa Springs, Florida
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Note: All distances, elevations, and other facts are approximate.
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