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wood owl

noun
1.
another name for tawny owl
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any of 11 species of birds of prey of the genus Strix, family Strigidae, characterized by a conspicuous facial disk but lacking ear tufts. Wood owls occur in woodlands and forests in the Americas, Europe, and Asia. The name wood owl is also applied to members of the genus Ciccaba, found in Africa and the Americas. They eat insects, birds, and small mammals, primarily rodents and hares.

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