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long-eared owl

[lawng-eerd, long-] /ˈlɔŋˌɪərd, ˈlɒŋ-/
noun
1.
a mottled-gray owl, Asio otus, of the Northern Hemisphere, having a long tuft on each side of the head.
Origin
1805-1815
1805-15
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British Dictionary definitions for long-eared owl

long-eared owl

noun
1.
a slender European owl, Asio otus, with long ear tufts: most common in coniferous forests
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Encyclopedia Article for long-eared owl

(Asio otus), nocturnal bird of prey of the family Strigidae (order Strigiformes). Common to woodlands of northern Europe and America, it is recognized by its long ear tufts. Long-eared owls are brownish above, mottled and streaked. They have white underparts with dark streaks. These owls are about 30 cm (about 1 foot) long. They eat mice, birds, fish, frogs, and insects.

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