Barred Owl

BARRED OWL

Strix varia

HABITAT:

Barred owls live in forests with tall trees and an open understory.

DIET:

Small mammals are the favourite food for the Barred owl.  They can find mice, voles and squirrels to eat in the park.

BEHAVIOUR:

The Barred owl likes to live alone and is difficult to see in the park because it come out at night to hunt.  You may be able to hear them calling in the daytime.  Their call sounds like who-cooks-for-you.  

Photo: Linda Mueller

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