BARRED OWLStrix varia
Conservation Status: Low Risk / Least Concern
Common due to their ability to adapt and live with people.
Grey-brown with white edges and a grey-white facial disc
Up to 18 years (most die within the first year)
Up to 23 years
Forests and woodlands
Small mammals up to the size of a rabbit, birds, reptiles, amphibians, and invertebrates
Monogamous; solitary for most of the year, except during the breeding season. Nocturnal hunters. Very vocal species.
1. Have a 9-syllable call.
2. Cavity nesters, but will also use empty hawk, crow, and squirrell nests.
3. During incubation of eggs, the female incubates while the male hunts for her.