Barred owl

Strix varia

Perched in a tree, the barred owl scans the forest floor for small creatures. Large, forward-facing eyes equip the owl with exceptional vision and an acute ability to judge distances. Soft, fringed feathers silent the owl’s flight as it swoops down to catch its unsuspecting prey.

Fact File

lengthLength: 1.4 to 1.6 ft
weightWeight: 1 to 2.3 lbs
lifespanLifespan: More than 20 yrs
wingspanWingspan: 3.2 to 3.6 ft
habitatHabitat: Forest
dietDiet: Small mammals, birds, amphibians, reptiles, and invertebrates