Barred Owl
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General description.

The Barred Owl is known as the "hoot owl" of swamps but can also be found in woodland. This bird can most often be seen at night perched on a tree searching for the variety of animals on which it feeds. This bird prefers to be in deep woods as it is harder to be seen. The Barred Owl is monogamous and is thought to mate for life. This bird nests in trees and dead trees. Their nests take the form of a platform or crevice. A pair raises one brood per year. This bird is very common. Though populations in Southern swamps have diminished, the range has expanded to the Northwest.

Flight pattern.

Short, direct flight flights with steady wing beats.

Breeding habits.


Calls or song.

"Who cooks for you? Who cooks for you all?" hoooAwllll

Population and distribution.


Nesting habits.

The Barred Owl nests in trees and dead trees and lays 2-3 white eggs in March.
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