horned owl noun
: any of various owls having conspicuous tufts of feathers on the head; especially : great horned owl
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horned owl noun (Concise Encyclopedia)
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.
Great horned owl (Bubo virginianus).—E.R. Degginger/Van Cleve Photography
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