Barred Owl Strix varia

“Who cooks for you? Who cooks for you all?” If you hear this call in the forest, you just might be in the presence of a barred owl!

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ORIGIN:
North America

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HABITAT:
Old growth forests and swamps

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HEIGHT/WEIGHT:
1-2 lbs
Height: 1.5 ft

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DIET:
Rodents, rabbits, small birds and insects

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PREDATORS:
Larger birds and raccoons

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NATURAL DEFENSES:
Sharp talons

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REPRODUCTION:
2-3 eggs per season; sexually mature at 2 years

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THREATS:
Habitat loss and hybridization with related species

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LIFE EXPECTANCY:
Up to 18 yrs in the wild

GALLERY

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CONTACT BREVARD ZOO

8225 North Wickham Road
Melbourne, FL 32940

phone: 321.254.9453

fax: 321.259.5966

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