boreal owl

noun

: a small owl (Aegolius funereus) chiefly of forested regions and bogs of Canada and the northern U.S. that has a brown back with white spots and a whitish facial disk with a dark border

called also Richardson's owl

Word History

First Known Use

1952, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of boreal owl was in 1952

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“Boreal owl.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/boreal%20owl. Accessed 16 Jul. 2024.

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