Barred Owl Pictures, Beautiful pictures of barred owls in the wild and in captivity.

Here is our collection of barred owl pictures. This collection is going to get larger as the weeks go by. We love barred owl photos and we are going to increase the number of barred owl pictures in this section very soon.

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Here is some general information on the barred owl.

The Barred Owl is a medium-sized gray-brown owl that is streaked with white horizontal barring on the chest and vertical barring on the belly. They are round-headed with a whitish-brown facial disk that has brown trim. There are no feather tufts. The eyes are brown, and the beak is yellow and almost covered by feathers. The dark brown back is spotted with white and the long tail is crossed with six or seven sharply defined bands of pale brown. There is no difference in plumage between the males and the larger females.

The Barred Owl is widespread in North America. They occur across most of the eastern half of the continent from Florida northward to southern Canada. They are also spreading westward in the northern portion of their range and already occur in Washington State. Some reports have them as far south as northern California. Their spread westward is causing concern as they may compete with the endangered Spotted Owl.

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