boreal owl


Definition of boreal owl

: 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

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First Known Use of boreal owl

1952, in the meaning defined above

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“Boreal owl.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Jan. 2021.

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