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    Barred Owl Identification

    The Four Keys to ID

    • Size & Shape

      Barred Owls are large, stocky owls with rounded heads, no ear tufts, and medium length, rounded tails.

      Relative Size

      Smaller than a Great Horned Owl; larger than a Barn Owl.

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      • Both Sexes
        • Length: 16.9-19.7 in (43-50 cm)
        • Weight: 16.6-37.0 oz (470-1050 g)
        • Wingspan: 39.0-43.3 in (99-110 cm)