bird of night

Definitions of bird of night
  1. noun
    nocturnal bird of prey with hawk-like beak and claws and large head with front-facing eyes
    synonyms: bird of Minerva, hooter, owl
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    owlet
    young owl
    Athene noctua, little owl
    small European owl
    horned owl
    large owls having prominent ear tufts
    Strix nebulosa, great gray owl, great grey owl
    large dish-faced owl of northern North America and western Eurasia
    Strix aluco, tawny owl
    reddish-brown European owl having a round head with black eyes
    Strix varia, barred owl
    large owl of eastern North America having its breast and abdomen streaked with brown
    Otus asio, screech owl
    small North American owl having hornlike tufts of feathers whose call sounds like a quavering whistle
    screech owl
    any owl that has a screeching cry
    scops owl
    any of several small owls having ear tufts and a whistling call
    Strix occidentalis, spotted owl
    a large owl of North America found in forests from British Columbia to central Mexico; has dark brown plumage and a heavily spotted chest
    hoot owl
    any owl that hoots as distinct from screeching
    Surnia ulula, hawk owl
    grey-and-white diurnal hawk-like owl of northern parts of the northern hemisphere
    Asio otus, long-eared owl
    slender European owl of coniferous forests with long ear tufts
    Sceloglaux albifacies, laughing jackass, laughing owl
    almost extinct owl of New Zealand
    Tyto alba, barn owl
    mottled buff and white owl often inhabiting barns and other structures; important in rodent control
    Bubo virginianus, great horned owl
    brown North American horned owl
    Old World scops owl, Otus scops
    European scops owl
    Oriental scops owl, Otus sunia
    Asian scops owl
    type of:
    bird of prey, raptor, raptorial bird
    any of numerous carnivorous birds that hunt and kill other animals
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