hawk owl

noun

Definition of hawk owl

  1. 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. 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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