horned owl


horned owl


Definition of HORNED OWL

:  any of various owls having conspicuous tufts of feathers on the head; especially :  great horned owl

First Known Use of HORNED OWL

14th century

horned owl

noun    (Concise Encyclopedia)

Great horned owl (Bubo virginianus).—E.R. Degginger/Van Cleve Photography

Any owl of the genus Bubo (family Strigidae), with hornlike tufts of feathers, especially the great horned owl. Other horned owls, all birds of prey, are found in Europe, Asia, and northern Africa (the eagle owl, or Eurasian eagle owl) and in Africa, India, Myanmar (Burma), and the Indonesian archipelago. They typically prey on rodents.


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