Barred Owls get their names from the distinct bars on their feathers. These vertical bars are located on their chest and belly. Barred Owls have no ear tufts. Their eyes are dark brown. They have a bright yellow beak. This species of owl stands 17-24 inches tall and weighs around 2-3 pounds. Females are usually larger than males.
Barred Owls nest in tree cavities or occasionally an old crow nest. The eggs are laid from January to April. The female will usually lay two to four white eggs. She will then incubate the eggs for 28-33 days when they hatch.
The young will hatch and leave the nest after six weeks, but fledgling stage lasts into late summer or early fall.
The Barred Owl has a wide variety of calls with their most recognized being: Who cooks for you? Who cooks for you all? Click here to listen to a barred owl call.
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