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screech owl Line breaks: screech owl

Definition of screech owl in English:


An owl with a screeching call:
  • A small American owl related to the scops owls (genus Otus, family Strigidae: in particular Otus asio).British another term for barn owl
Example sentences
  • I leave you with one of the best passages of a description of a flock of blue jays mobbing a screech owl.
  • Suddenly I heard the distant cry of a screech owl.
  • I'm comfortable here, and content to listen to the screech owl outside and the gentle creaking of the house as it settles for the night.
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