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Listen to Owls

Barred Owl

Barred Owl

The Barred Owl can sound like:

Great-horned Owl
Great-horned Owl

The Great-horned Owl's hoo-hoo-hoo-hoo is softer than the Barred Owl's, and does not have an easy-to-recognize rhythm. Can you hear the two owls calling to each other in the first clip?

Northern Saw-whet Owl
Northern Saw-whet Owl

The Northern Saw-whet Owl may sound like co-co-co-co-co, which some people think sounds like a truck backing up. On migration thy make a different note.

Eastern Screech Owl
Eastern Screech Owl

The tiny Eastern Screen Owl can:

Mourning Dove: A sound-alike species
Mourning Dove

The most common bird that says "Whoo, hooooooo" isn't an owl at all. The Mourning Dove is so named because of its call sounds sorrowful, as if it's in mourning:

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