Barred Owl

[Barred Owl]

Who? This is a barred owl - not to be confused with the 'barn owl'. It seems to be part song-bird as well as wise watcher of the woods. We all know the owl for its 'who-who' sound. But this one delivers a distinctive 9-note operetta, easily identiied both near and far away.

"Barred Owls have a distinctive hooting call of 8–9 notes, described as 'Who cooks for you? Who cooks for you-all?' This call carries well through the woods and is fairly easy to imitate. During courtship, mated pairs perform a riotous duet of cackles, hoots, caws and gurgles." -

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