Definition of tawny owl in English:

tawny owl

Syllabification: taw·ny owl


  • A common Eurasian owl with either reddish-brown or gray plumage and a quavering hoot.
    • Strix aluco, family Strigidae
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    • Children were thrilled to be able to stroke a beautiful barn owl, while an enormous eagle owl, a tawny owl, a kestrel and a turkey vulture called George looked on.
    • The 47 dead birds were seven barn owls, three kingfishers, a lapwing, a hen harrier, six long-eared owls, nine tawny owls, two kestrels, three green woodpeckers, six little owls, seven sparrowhawks, a water rail and a waxwing.
    • Wood peckers, herons, tawny owls and wood warblers are common in the area.

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