Definition of screech owl in English:

screech owl

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noun

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
More 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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