great horned owl

noun
a large, brown-speckled owl, Bubo virginianus, common in the Western Hemisphere, having prominent ear tufts.

Origin:
1670–80

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There's a great horned owl in the tree in my back yard right now.
They watched great horned owl chicks staring amber-eyed from their roosts.
The great horned owl is the nighttime counterpart to the red-tailed hawk.
The great horned owl, barred owl and screech owl also enjoy the forests of the
  preserve.
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