: any of various owls having conspicuous tufts of feathers on the headespecially: great horned owl
Examples of horned owl in a Sentence
Recent Examples on the WebBy birding standards, this encounter wasn’t a particularly unusual one — great-horned owls are among the most ubiquitous of owls, using diverse habitats throughout most of North America.
Caroline Van Hemert, Washington Post, 24 Feb. 2020 The horned owl is aggressive — sometimes it's called the tiger owl — with sharp talons and powerful beak, and should only be approached by people with experience handling it.
Frank Witsil, Detroit Free Press, 13 Dec. 2019 The horned owl has pronounced ear tufts and a brown bring on the body.
John Schandelmeier, Anchorage Daily News, 9 Jan. 2018 Find out all about owls from volunteer Ginamaria Smith, who will bring her education bird, a great-horned owl, to visit.
Alaska Dispatch News, 27 Oct. 2017 The milestone was celebrated with a gathering at the hospital that featured a performance by a children’s choir and appearances by animal ambassadors, including an armadillo, a fennec fox, a chinchilla, and a great-horned owl.
John Wilkens, sandiegouniontribune.com, 1 Sep. 2017
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