spotted owl
noun Date: 1910 a rare large dark brown dark-eyed owl (Strix occidentalis) that has barred and spotted underparts and is found in humid old growth forests and thickly wooded canyons from British Columbia to southern California and central Mexico; especially northern spotted owl

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  • Spotted Owl — northern race plumage Conservation status …   Wikipedia

  • spotted owl — n. a dark brown owl (Strix occidentalis, family Strigidae) with scattered white spots and dark eyes, sometimes seen in the forests of W North America: it is an endangered species * * * …   Universalium

  • spotted owl — n. a dark brown owl (Strix occidentalis, family Strigidae) with scattered white spots and dark eyes, sometimes seen in the forests of W North America: it is an endangered species …   English World dictionary

  • spotted owl — noun a large owl of North America found in forests from British Columbia to central Mexico; has dark brown plumage and a heavily spotted chest • Syn: ↑Strix occidentalis • Hypernyms: ↑owl, ↑bird of Minerva, ↑bird of night, ↑hooter • Member H …   Useful english dictionary

  • spotted owl — dėmėtoji pelėda statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas atitikmenys: lot. Strix occidentalis angl. spotted owl vok. Fleckenkauz, m rus. пятнистая неясыть, f pranc. chouette tachetée, f ryšiai: platesnis terminas – tikrosios pelėdos …   Paukščių pavadinimų žodynas

  • spotted owl — spot′ted owl′ n. orn a medium sized owl, Strix occidentalis, of the western U.S., having a barred breast and a white spotted brown back …   From formal English to slang

  • Northern Spotted Owl — Scientific classification Kingdom: Animalia Phylum …   Wikipedia

  • northern spotted owl — noun Date: 1981 a rare spotted owl (Strix occidentalis caurina) of old forests on the Pacific coast of North America from northern California to southern British Columbia …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • northern spotted owl — noun : a rare spotted owl (Strix occidentalis caurina) of old forests on the Pacific coast of North America from northern California to southern British Columbia …   Useful english dictionary

  • Owl — For other uses, see Owl (disambiguation). Owl Temporal range: Late Paleocene–Recent …   Wikipedia

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