screech owl

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An eastern screech owl, Megascops asio.

Etymology[edit]

From the fact that these species are owls which emit screeching calls.

Noun[edit]

screech owl (plural screech owls)

  1. A North American owl belonging to the Megascops genus.
  2. (UK) the barn owl, Tyto alba.

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