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Great Gray Owl

Strix nebulosa ORDER: STRIGIFORMES FAMILY: STRIGIDAE

IUCN Conservation Status: Least Concern

A huge owl of the boreal forest and western mountains, the Great Gray Owl feeds on rather small rodent prey.

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Songs

Calls

  • Defensive or warning hooting
  • Defensive or warning hooting of female
  • Male contact hoot
  • Female contact "whoop"
  • Female contact "g-wuk"
  • Distraction calls
  • Agitated call be a female after a distraction display
  • Fledgling begging call and adult exclamatory hoots
  • Food exchange at nest site
  • Fledgling begging call
  • Courtesy of Macaulay Library
    © Cornell Lab of Ornithology.

Series of deep, evenly spaced "hoos."

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