The barred owl grows to about 18 to 20 inches in length. This fellow is definitely full-grown. Although he is best known for his call of "who cooks for you . . who cooks for you'all" he is also known for many other sounds. Some of these sounds have been described as the bark of a large dog. During mating season which starts about February in the south, the mating ritual can produce sounds resembling crows, chimpanzees, and howler monkeys.
I snapped this picture of one out in the open in the daylight. A rare sight indeed.
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