hawk owl

noun

Definition of hawk owl

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 20 Jun. 2021.

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