This owl measures approximately 50cm tall. She has a large round head without tufts and dark eyes. It is white and brown with horizontal stripes forming a scarf around the neck contrasting with the vertical stripes on the chest. It nests from March to June in mature deciduous or mixed forests and lays 4 to 6 eggs which are incubated by the female for 22 to 28 days. The chicks will be fed by both parents and will make their first flight approximately 45 days after hatching.
The barred owl is active mainly at night and dusk, but can often be heard and seen in broad daylight. It feeds on a variety of small animals, including rodents, birds, amphibians, reptiles, fish, crustaceans and insects. Barred Owls form monogamous pairs and can be with the same partner for their entire lives.
Countryside and forest.
ECOLOGICAL SERVICES OF THE SPECIES
Controls the rodent population.
FACILITY Large mature tree, dead or alive. Forest environment with humid environment. Height: Minimum 5 meters.
_ Carry out maintenance every fall to avoid pests and diseases
_ Do not drive screws or drive nails directly into trees.