hawk owl

noun

1
: a largely diurnal owl (Surnia ulula) of northern forests that somewhat resembles a hawk in appearance, having a long rounded tail and rather short pointed wings
2
: a widespread owl (Ninox scutulata) of eastern Asia and the Pacific islands having the facial disk little differentiated
also : any of several congeners (as the boobook owls)

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“Hawk owl.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hawk%20owl. Accessed 5 Mar. 2024.

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