screech owl

NOUN
  1. any owl that has a screeching cry
  2. small North American owl having hornlike tufts of feathers whose call sounds like a quavering whistle
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How To Use screech owl In A Sentence

  • With their erect posture and heavily lidded eyes, the Eastern screech owls we are examining at the Patuxent Wildlife Research Center in Laurel look like imperious matrons. Duck, duck, owl: Patuxent research center is for the birds
  • Although tawny owls are reputed to have a hoot, this one whistled, which is probably why it is often referred to in the books as a screech owl.
  • House wrens and chickadees compete for cankerworms and caterpillars; wood ducks, gray squirrels, flickers, and screech owls fight for the same nesting sites.
  • Woodpeckers, screech owls, chickadees, nuthatches, bluebirds, tree swallows and some flycatchers need them.
  • House wrens and chickadees compete for cankerworms and caterpillars; wood ducks, gray squirrels, flickers, and screech owls fight for the same nesting sites.
  • An interpretation might go like this: The a coo akab (mad one of the night, i.e. the screech owl) above the 13th heaven is perched upon the shoulders of Colel (another name for Ixchel). Mesoamerican Religion: Symbolism of the Gods Part One
  • At one point, he sits straight up because he thinks he hears two screech owls, which is a superstition that says bad luck is coming.
  • I leave you with one of the best passages of a description of a flock of blue jays mobbing a screech owl.
  • A Baylor University researcher who has studied the Eastern Screech Owl for more than 40 years says an increase in the number of the owls that are red - known as "rufus" - is another sign of global warming. innovations-report
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