Definition of great horned owl in English:

great horned owl


  • A large owl found throughout North and South America, with hornlike ear tufts.

    • ‘The great horned owl is probably best known for the large tufts of feathers on its head that look like horns.’
    • ‘Female great horned owls lay one to six eggs, usually two, and incubate them for around a month.’
    • ‘The great horned owl likes open areas the best or sometimes nesting areas close to the edge of the forest.’
    • ‘Nicknamed the tiger with wings, the great horned owl is a fearless and feared bird of prey.’
    • ‘Most great horned owls are brown and white which helps when hiding in trees and branches.’