Definition of Tawny owl

1. Noun. Reddish-brown European owl having a round head with black eyes.

Exact synonyms: Strix Aluco
Generic synonyms: Bird Of Minerva, Bird Of Night, Hooter, Owl
Group relationships: Genus Strix, Strix



Definition of Tawny owl

1. Noun. A bird of prey of the species ''Strix aluco''. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Tawny Owl

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tawny-breasted tinamou
tawny-breasted tinamous
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tawny eagle
tawny owl (current term)
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Literary usage of Tawny owl

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1. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General by Thomas Spencer Baynes (1888)
"... characters it must be referred to the tawny owl section, in several of the particulars mentioned above it resembles the Screech-Owls, and therefore we ..."

2. Ornithological Dictionary of British Birds by George Montagu, James Rennie (1831)
"TAWNY BUNTING.—A name for the young of the Snow Fleck. tawny owl ... tawny owl. Moat. Orn. Diet.—Bewick's Br. Birds. Strix Aluco, Linn. 1. p. 130. 7.—Gmel. ..."

3. Essays on Natural History, Chiefly Ornithology by Charles Waterton (1844)
"NOTES ON THE HABITS OF THE tawny owl. OF all our British owls, this is by far the greatest favourite with me, and I take great interest in its preservation. ..."

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