Definition of barred owl in US English:

barred owl


  • Large gray-brown North American owl with brown eyes and a barred pattern across the chest.

    Strix varia, family Strigidae

    • ‘We did hear owls in Owlsbury - a late-afternoon love duet by two barred owls.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘The mature forest along Mattawoman is home to the barred owl and vibrantly colored songbirds.’
    • ‘Scientists said the ‘removal’ experiment would be the best way to quickly determine whether barred owls are pushing spotted owls toward extinction.’