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    Northern Hawk Owl

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    Northern Hawk Owl

    Surnia ulula
    • ORDER: Strigiformes
    • FAMILY: Strigidae
    Basic Description

    A bird of boreal forests, the Northern Hawk Owl is distinctive among owls for its morphology and behavior. In winters of food scarcity, it irrupts southward into southern Canada and the northern United States.

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    Other Names
    • Lechuza Gavilana (Spanish)
    • Épervière boréale (French)
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