Bird genealogy >> Order Strigiformes >> Family Strigidae
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Atchafayala, La Fayette, Louisiana


Make Nikon D1X
Lens Nikkor AF VR 80-400 mm f/4.5-5.6D   at 360 mm
Exposure 1/800, f/7.1, ISO 320 
Image size 800 x 533 pixels

IOC Names

Deutsch  Streifenkauz Dutch  Gestreepte Bosuil
Italian  Allocco barrato Spanish  Cárabo Norteamericano


The Barred Owl of eastern North America is typical of the 21 species of wood-owl of the gender Strix. The pellets of these wood-owls indicate that their main diet is made of squirrels and wood rats, but also that they prey on a wide range of animals which include insects, lizards and other reptiles, amphibians, birds and even smaller owls.


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Northern Barred Owl
Strix varia
Chouette rayée

Jean-Michel PAULUS