Know your owl


Note: This article is a sidebar to this issue's feature story, "Hostile takeover."

There are minor differences, but the two species are similar. Both are large owls with dark eyes and round heads lacking ear tufts. The easiest way to tell them apart: The barred owl is larger and paler in color.

Aug 01, 2008 09:31 AM
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