Barred Owl

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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