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Why do barn owls screech?

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Calls. Barn Owls don't hoot the way most owls do; instead, they make a long, harsh scream that lasts about 2 seconds. It's made mostly by the male, who often calls repeatedly from the air. Females give the call infrequently. A softer, more wavering version of this is termed a purring call. read more

Ghostly pale and normally strictly nocturnal, Barn Owls are silent predators of the night world. Lanky, with a whitish face, chest, and belly, and buffy upperparts, this owl roosts in hidden, quiet places during the day. By night, they hunt on buoyant wingbeats in open fields and meadows. read more

Barn Owl. The screech is mostly made by the male, to establish that this is his territory, to warn off other Barn Owls, or to advertise his presence. The female makes this call much less frequently. read more

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Barn Owl at Screech Owl Sanctuary - YouTube
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Barn Owl facts
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Why Do Owls Hoot?
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Another night, I dreamed I saw my father sweeping out the barn floor clean, and would not suffer the wheat to be brought in the barn. He appeared to me to be in anger.
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