One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Large gray-brown North American owl with brown eyes and a barred pattern across the chest.
"Strix varia", family "Strigidae"
- ‘Under the Carolina Raptor Center's Project Barn Owl, nest boxes are being set up around Charlotte, North Carolina, to lure both barn owls and barred owls.’
- ‘Within Myrtle Grove, the forest along Mattawoman Creek is home to the barred owl, various songbirds, wood ducks, and other waterfowl.’
- ‘Scientists said the ‘removal’ experiment would be the best way to quickly determine whether barred owls are pushing spotted owls toward extinction.’
- ‘We did hear owls in Owlsbury - a late-afternoon love duet by two barred owls.’
- ‘The mature forest along Mattawoman is home to the barred owl and vibrantly colored songbirds.’
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