barred owl

noun
a large owl, Strix varia, of eastern North America, having its breast barred and abdomen streaked with dark brown.

Origin:
1805–15, Americanism

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Example sentences
We went home full and tired to sleep with the fresh scent of cedar and the
  rhythmic hooting of a barred owl.
For the past two nights, a barred owl has been calling from the big-leaf maple
  outside my bedroom window.
The barred owl is aggressively displacing remaining spotted owls from their
  territories.
One favorite of this variety is the noise of the barred owl.
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